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Sheriff's deputies: Still no contact with missing Ontario County man

Posted at: 11/14/2012 2:50 AM
Updated at: 11/14/2012 5:50 PM
By: Joangel Concepcion

A mother pleads for the safe return of her son five months after his disappearance in Ontario County.

Adam Chase, who is now 32-years-old, vanished back in June. The community in Stanley, Ontario County is still searching for answers. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says it has not stopped searching for Chase. They believe someone out there may know what happened to him.

Five months later, investigators still have no leads in this case. They held a press conference Wednesday morning along with the Chase family, hoping Adam is somewhere out there watching and listening.

Five months ago, family and friends begged for his safe return. “We don't blame him. He just needs to come home.“

Five months later, there is still no sign of Adam Chase.

Chase said, “Adam, if you can hear this, you have a place to come home to.”

Adam's mother, Sylvia and her family are still trying to make sense of his disappearance. Even investigators are puzzled.

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said, “We are still very concerned about him and his whereabouts and want to hear from him. He is a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a nephew and a friend to so many people in this community.”

Adam Chase was last seen on June 14. Investigators say he walked away from his home in the town of Stanley, after an argument with his wife, Rose, and hasn't been seen since. The sheriff's office believes he used his personal cell phone four days later. Those text messages are the last known traces of Adam Chase. Now investigators are hoping for fresh leads.

Sheriff Povero said, “We are very optimistic that someone out there still has some piece of information that they may think is insignificant or not important that would help us in locating Mr. Chase.”

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says he does not suspect foul play, even though it's been five months since Adam disappeared, his family says they won't give up hope.

Chase said, “Call me, email me. Whichever. Just please come home.”

The family is hoping Adam will return home in time for the holidays. Investigators are hoping the community can help with the investigation.. If you have any information about Adam Chase's disappearance you can call the sheriff's office at 394-4560.

The family has also set up a Facebook account.