Police "Hopeful" That Andrew Koenig Is Alive

Publicity over missing Growing Pains actor case triggers flood of tips; police remain optimistic despite "despondent" letter

By Lindsay Miller Feb 23, 2010 4:59 PMTags
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Vancouver investigators haven't found missing actor Andrew Koenig. But they are "hopeful" he's out there and he's alive.

The publicity surrounding the disappearance of the former Growing Pains star has triggered a flood of tips to the Vancouver Police Department, according to Constable Tim Fanning.

"Right now we feel like we've really exhausted our resources on this case," Fanning tells E! News. "So [the new leads are] good news. Our detectives are following up on a number of new tips."

Still, Fanning says the VPD has still been unable to confirm any new sightings of Koenig since he was last seen on Feb. 14. Fanning also declined to comment on what was in the "despondent" letter from Koenig that his father, erstwhile Star Trek star Walter Koenig, referenced on his website.

"Police are still hopeful that Andrew will be found alive and safe," the VPD says in a new press release, adding that officers are updating Koenig's family at least once a day on the progress of the investigation. Police have also notified officers and employees in and around Stanley Park, where Andrew was last seen and liked to visit, to stay on watch for any information that could help locate the missing 41-year-old.

(Originally published Feb. 22, 2010, at 6:22 a.m. PT)


Anyone who has spotted Koenig or has information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Vancouver police at 604-717-2534.

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