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A mother and father in Virginia are frantically searching for their 22-year-old son Ian Burnet, who came to New York City for New Year's. But what happened next is a mystery. John Noel reports.
A Virginia couple is asking for the public's help in finding their 22-year-old son, who traveled to the Big Apple to spend the New Year's week with friends and vanished from the Manhattan apartment they were renting for the week.
Ian Burnet left his Richmond, Va., home on Dec. 26 and took a bus to New York City, authorities said.
He last texted his parents on Dec. 27 and police say his last known contact was another text with a friend on Dec. 30. Burnet was last seen at the apartment where he had been staying on Riverside Drive.
Burnet's family says the boy has no history of drug or alcohol abuse and comes from a loving home. The engineering student is scheduled to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013.
Burnet is described as a white male, 5’8”, 131 lbs., with green eyes and curly dark brown hair. There is a Facebook page dedicated to helping find him.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact either NYPD Detective Sanchez, Detective Davis or Sgt. Greene, at the 30th Precinct (451 W. 151st St.) 212-690-8842.