A vigil was held on Saturday at Chicano Park in Austin for a 30-year-old man who has been missing. Jason John is missing since February 5, after he left a restaurant and walked on Rainey Street towards the Lady Bird Lake Trail, Austin, TX.
It is a very popular trail, which is often utilized by women and children, regardless of whether or time.
Latest search efforts by local volunteers and law enforcement agencies have focused mainly on where John was last seen on a remote security camera.
Representing Global Indian Council and its Austin Chapter Preethy Pynadath and Narayan Janga attended the Candlelight Vigil Watch for John. They spoke to his brother Rinju, his mom Elisa, his dad, and his friend who is organizing a WhatsApp group to help with the search. They are still looking for answers on what happened and trying to gather as much support as possible.
All his family is from New York. Jason moved to Austin two years ago. He went for a run at 2 AM and never returned home. As they search for Jason, his family is learning about other incidents and how little awareness is being raised around missing persons all over the US. GIC reaffirms its commitment to providing community service in helping families search for the missing ones, just not in this instance.
Along with so many organizations, GIC also takes this incident more seriously and tries to help his family, friends, and all of us that are genuinely disturbed about this missing person.
GIC has offered help to the family members and supported the mass petition to the higher authorities, with solidarity and compassion. Global Indian Council President P C Mathew is submitting a memorandum to the Texas Governor to push and intensify the search efforts so that similar incidents will never repeat.