Family of Missing Hoboken Man Remains 'Hopeful'

Friends denounce reports 27-year-old was drunk when he disappeared last week.

Those close to the 27-year-old Hoboken man who went missing last week passed out fliers over the weekend and one family member said they remain hopeful but not optimistic about the situation.

Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen jogging in the area of 5th and Monroe streets at about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 30 after he went out with friends to West Five Supper Club at 505 Madison St.

The search for Jarzyk came to a "standstill" last week when authorities' search of the area, including the Hudson River, was unsuccessful.

Jarzyk’s brother Steve and sister-in-law Karyn said the family is trying to remain positive, according to My9NJ.com.

“Andrew’s an amazing person. Andrew’s very dedicated, he’s a hard worker. He went to college, he studied abroad, he’s climbing up the corporate ladder, everybody loves him. You won’t find anyone that has something bad to say about Andrew," Karyn Jarzyk told MY9NJ.com.

"He’s a very responsible mature adult. Probably the most difficult part of this is just not knowing, and we’re getting to the point now where we feel like we’ll never know what happened. We are very hopeful, however we’re not optimistic about the situation."

Jarzyk's friends have been angered by media reports indicating he was intoxicated when he went missing, according to NJ.com.

"Our point is we don’t want it sensationalized, we don’t want it blown up," a 29-year-old friend who said he met Jarzyk in college told NJ.com. "(The rumors are) not productive."

The Jarzyk family has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to finding the 27-year-old.

Jarzyk is about 6-foot-1 and about 160 pounds. He has thinning dirty blonde hair, blue eyes and a tattoo of a cross on his rib area with the letters "SJLJBJ." Jarzyk also has a scar on the left cheek of his face and a "sizable" scar on his shoulder, police said.

Anyone with information can contact the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 (main line) or 201-420-2131 (police desk).


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