The family of George Richardson, who was reported missing on August 28 while on vacation in Montauk, issued a statement that East Hampton Town Police sent out on Tuesday, September 25. In it, Mr. Richardson’s wife, Mary, asks that the family’s privacy be respected and also thanks the East Hampton Town Police Department, which continues to search for her husband.
“Mary Richardson and her family would like to thank Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney, the East Hampton Police Department and all of the volunteers for their tireless efforts over the last four weeks in investigating the disappearance of George Richardson,” the statement says.
“As you might imagine, this has been a very difficult time for our family. George is a loving husband, a caring father, a wonderful son and brother, a fun uncle, a great brother-in-law, friend, and a valued co-worker. His disappearance has left a hole in the hearts of all those who love him.”
The statement added that the missing man’s family is trying to “help the Richardson children deal with a pain that no one can imagine and have made a conscious decision to do so out of the public eye. We hope you will respect our privacy as we do so.
“The outreach to our family has been tremendous and we truly appreciate all the prayers and love we have been given. We know that Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney and his team are doing everything that they can to bring George back to us and for that, we are most grateful,” it continued.
Mr. Richardson, who is from Dix Hills, had been spending the weekend in Montauk with his wife and three boys and was last seen during the early morning hours of August 28. Police continue to ask anyone with information about him to contact the East Hampton Town Police detectives division at 631-537-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.