East Bay News
Search warrant served in connection with Hayward man's disappearance
HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- Police searched a store in Oakland Thursday morning, looking for clues to the disappearance of a Hayward man who was reported missing by his family on April 10. The 34-year-old was last seen in downtown Oakland a few days earlier, on April 7. His rental car was found parked in East Oakland. Police say his disappearance is extremely suspicious.
Jay was reported missing out of Hayward, which is why Hayward police were at a tattoo parlor at 19th and Broadway in Oakland Thursday morning with a search warrant. Officials say this was the last place he was seen on April 7. Though it's boarded up now, when police showed up earlier they found it was an empty business with not much in it.
There was also an upstairs living space that police say is in a state of disarray and a dog was found wandering the business. His name is Big Foot and apparently he's well known around here. He belongs to the owner of the business. Police are still waiting for that man to show up.
This all started around 6:30 a.m. when Hayward police arrived with canines and crime scene technicians. They won't say what evidence they found, or if they believe foul play was involved.
Jay is believed to have hung out at the tattoo parlor and he was friends with the owner. But police say a number of people hang out at the business, which is why the decided to show up unannounced.
"If you ask for permission and are denied, and there was something here, then you leave an open opportunity for that evidence to be destroyed," Hayward police Sgt. Eric Krimm. "So, you know, to ensure we're able to search it, we got a search warrant."
Jay worked as a chef in Alameda and a cook at a homeless shelter. Now there's a $10,000 reward for his safe reward.
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