Friday, August 26, 2011
Missing & Last Seen on Benning Road NE
A reader alerted me to the story of a 22 year old man who disappeared August 20th. He was last seen on a traffic camera in the 2500 block of Benning Road NE. Here's the text I was sent that appears on the CNN site (I didn't want to change anything for obvious reasons):
A member of the Situation Room family is in need of help. Stephen DeDakis, the son of Situation Room Sr. Copy Editor John DeDakis, is missing. The 22-year-old was last seen in Washington, DC, August 20.
DeDakis left his home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC around 9:00 p.m. Saturday driving his father’s car, which he had borrowed with permission. The car is a silver 2001 Volkswagen Passat with DC plates “DK7447.” It was last spotted on a police traffic camera at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of Benning Road, NE in Washington.
He was last heard from around midnight when he text messaged a friend saying he would “be home soon.” DeDakis was wearing a brown Led Zeppelin T-shirt, dark patterned over-shirt and brown pants.
An all-day search is planned for Saturday, August 27 in the Washington, DC area. The family has also set up a Facebook page, Find Stephen DeDakis, which is being updated with the latest news and information on the search for Stephen. As Stephen could possibly be anywhere, the family is asking for help distributing these flyers across the country. If you have any information, please contact the District of Columbia Police at 202-730-1903 and reference case #11-122-187.