23. February 2015 21:17
CHANGE IN CBS / KPIX-5 (in SF) SHOWTIME from tonite TO TUESDAY, FEB 24TH AT 11 PM.
SHOW ABOUT SEAN, CAL MISSING 5 & OTHER YOUNG MEN MISSING FROM San Francisco HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM TONITE TO TUESDAY, 2/24 at 11 pm on CBS (Ch 5 in San Francisco).
7. February 2015 18:40
We were thrilled to hear of (FB's) Mark Zuckerberg & wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan's $75 million gift to SF General HOSPITAL. See http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Zuckerberg-wife-give-75-million-to-S-F-hospital-6065958.php.
WE will never forget the incredible doctors and nurses at SF GENERAL WHO worked around the clock for days to SAVE Sean's LIFE....that fateful day 2 yrs ago...when Sean arrived at SF's only LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER -- IN a COMA, with a SHATTERED skull & many, many other injuries....racing towards DEATH.
Several months ago, near the time of Sean's 2 year 'anniversary' of his accident, I received a call from a nurse at SF General. She told me that SEVERAL of the nurses REMEMBERED that it had been 2 years since Sean's ACCIDENT, and that they wanted ME to know that THEY HAD NOT FORGOTTEN SEAN or our family.....I was incredibly touched by that call.
We HOPE with all our heart that ONE DAY we will be able to tell SF General (& all of YOU) that Sean has been FOUND..........Thank you all for continuing to support us in this effort!
See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for more information on missing Sean SIDI, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
25. January 2015 13:21
A reporter recently asked my opinion of San Francisco Police’s search for Sean…..here are some thoughts.
Chief Tim Longo (of Virginia) is my HERO. For 35 days, the nation watched spellbound as Chief Longo, with heart and soul, led the search for missing U of VA student Hannah Graham. In the end, Chief Longo’s incredible determination resulted in the arrest of a suspect (possibly involved in several missing/murdered cases), the location of Hannah’s remains…& ANSWERS for Hannah’s family.
Truthfully, it is hard NOT to compare. Hard NOT to be bitter about the blatant disregard exhibited by SAN FRANCISCO Missing Persons Dept, in the search for SEAN, the CALIFORNIA MISSING FIVE & others (details omitted).
HOWEVER, ultimately it is the SYSTEM that is to blame. A SYSTEM that ALLOWED a less than motivated detective to CHOOSE to take a “wait & see” attitude rather than REQUIRING that certain search protocol be COMPETENTLY completed. A SYSTEM that allowed this detective to IGNORE dire warning by Chief of Neurosurgery at SF General to elevate Sean’s status due to a “high risk of death”.
My criticism of the SYSTEM however does not obviate our IMMENSE GRATITUDE to the many SAN FRANCISCO POLICE officers WHO helped search for Sean…who responded to the many sightings, who helped post SEAN’S fliers at the MUNI stations, who on their OWN time attended the vigils for Sean, who came up to me to express their SYMPATHY & who CONTINUE to keep an eye out for Sean… to THOSE officers - we are ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.
Photo 1 - Mike R & SFPD Unit helping search for Sean
Photo 2 - Vigil resulted in Sean's status being upgraded to 'AT RISK DEPENDENT ADULT
Photo 3 - Sean (in foreground)
See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
18. January 2015 18:54
FOR THOSE NOT ON FACEBOOK, WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY OF DERRICK HIGGINS, AGE 23 WHO WENT MISSING FROM ILLINOIS IN MARCH 2013. DERRICK WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE AMNESIA DUE TO A HEAD TRAUMA. HIS PARENTS WERE LOOKING FOR HIM AMONG THE HOMELESS (LIKE SEAN).
DERRICK'S CAR WAS FOUND IN FLORIDA, CONFIRMED SIGHTING IN LAS VEGAS & TODAY IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT DERRICK WAS LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO. HE IS NOW IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, WITH HIS PARENTS EN ROUTE!! PRAYING FOR DERRICK'S RECOVERY!!!
Perhaps a miracle is ALSO possible for Sean!!!
KEEP PRAYING, SPREADING THE WORD, POSTING & KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR SEAN AMONG THE HOMELESS.
Help us bring Sean HOME!!!
See www.facebook.com/findseansidi (this is a PUBLIC PAGE & YOU DO NOT need a FB account) or www.seansidi.com for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, missing from San Francisco since May 21, 2013, shortly after suffering a traumatic brain injury.
***Please email email@example.com w/your address to have Sean's fliers mailed to you (refills welcomed!) anywhere in the U.S.
4. January 2015 15:36
As the mother of a missing child, I had hoped against hope that 21 year old college student Shane Montgomery, who went missing a month ago after leaving a bar, would be found alive.
Sadly, he was NOT. His family is nonetheless very thankful to the incredible people who helped bring Shane HOME. See www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Body-of-Missing-College-Student-Shane-Montgomery-Found-286962511.html
THE sheer RELIEF in finding a missing child/loved one (EVEN IF FOUND DECEASED), CAN ONLY BE FULLY APPRECIATED if you have suffered the AGONY of "not knowing" [where your child is], and endured the daily TORMENT of wondering whether you will EVER know.
The search for Shane, despite its tragic outcome, was a model of excellence & efficiency. From the start, law enforcement in PHILADELPHIA requested the help of the public (via media), obtained surveillance tapes & ENLISTED the ASSISTANCE OF THE FBI and K9 search and rescue teams. Helicopters were ALSO used in an effort to locate Shane.
San Francisco Missing Persons Dept should take NOTE. In Sean's case, & despite his life threatening brain injury, law enforcement in San Francisco ("LE") NEVER ever sought the public's help via media (our contacts did); LE declined to request the FBI's help and they REFUSED to allow Marin K-9 search and rescue team to enter SAN FRANCISCO to search for Sean (a private K9 team searched months later). SEAN'S correct Phone PING information was obtained by LE almost 2 weeks after Sean vanished, and ONLY after repeated requests by this family.
San Francisco is a model of INEFFICIENCY, the price for which Sean likely paid with his LIFE.
Sadly, this is more the RULE than the exception in San Francisco.
Picture below: Vigil in June 2013.
See www.seansidi.com and www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
23. October 2014 18:47
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
'48 HOURS' IS CURRENTLY LOOKING TO FEATURE COLD CASES OF MISSING PERSONS.
THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT SEAN & THE 'CALIFORNIA MISSING FIVE'! THE MORE PEOPLE THAT EMAIL, THE BETTER OUR CHANCES OF GETTING SEAN & THE 'CALIFORNIA MISSING FIVE' FEATURED on 48 Hours. You can HELP US from any city, state or COUNTRY by emailing '48 Hours' (for those out of country, '48 Hours' is a national documentary/news source) at the email below.
HERE IS A SUGGESTED CUT & PASTE TO YOUR EMAIL:
"PLEASE FEATURE THE COLD CASE OF THE 'CALIFORNIA MISSING FIVE'. 5 young men together known as the 'California Missing Five’ (See https://www.facebook.com/CALIFORNIAMISSINGFIVE) ALL VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA!! ALL 5 ARE STILL MISSING!!! Jackson MILLER, Cameron REMMER, Shawn DICKERSON, Crishtian HUGHES and Sean SIDI."
PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SIDI FAMILY
(WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THEY ARE FEATURED ON 48 Hours)