A few months back we brought you the news of 19-year-old Sean Sidi, missing since May 21 when he was last thought to be headed to Golden Gate Park. He remains missing, and his family maintains that not enough has been done to find him, in part because cases of missing men get less police and public attention than those of missing women. They're joining with the families of four other missing young men for a vigil this weekend to bring attention to this cause, and to their missing loved ones.
Sidi, who was suffering from some mental disability due to a traumatic brain injury a few months before, left his family's home in San Francisco to visit a former teacher at the French American School at Oak and Gough, and was never seen again. His father spoke to him by cell phone that afternoon on May 21, when he said he was going to Golden Gate Park, after which his cell phone went dead. Police and search parties have located no sign of him since.
Crishtian Hughes was 20 when he disappeared in February, somewhere in San Francisco. He came here from San Diego to visit friends, and his family never heard from him again. They've set up this Facebook page, and they will join with Sidi's family on Saturday, along with the families of Shawn Dickerson, a 24-year-old missing since 2011; Cameron Remmer, a bipolar 31-year-old who went missing after checking out of his hotel on a business trip in S.F. in October, 2011; and Jackson Miller, a 23-year-old who disappeared in May 2010.
All five families are coming together in the hopes that they can bring some more public attention to any or all of their cases. The vigil will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.