February 22, 2010
Posted: 05:03 PM ET
When former "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig missed his flight home to Los Angeles from Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, his father became worried.
Walter Koenig, an actor known for playing Pavel Chekov in the original "Star Trek" series, had just received a letter from his son that had a "despondent tone," according to a family statement on the father's Web site.
Two days later - on February 18 - the elder Koenig and his wife, Judy Koenig, called Vancouver police to report his 41-year-old son missing, Detective Raymond Payette said.
"Andrew has recently been despondent and his family and friends are concerned for his well-being," a police statement said.
The Koenigs are reaching out for public help, but their son's disappearance is too painful for them to appear on camera to talk about it, Walter Koenig said.
"I tried it once, and it was just too difficult," he said.
His parents last talked on the phone to their son on February 9 - a week before he failed to board his flight home, the family statement said.
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