The parents of a San Diego man listed as missing two weeks ago now believe he may have decided to "walk away for a while."
Erick Wales, 24, is a musician who was last seen Monday, April 19 in Mission Valley leaving for work . Police found Wales' car at Chicano Park and friends and family launched search efforts from that area several times since the day he was last seen.
On Monday evening, Erick's parents posted a message to their son on the Facebook group organized as part of the search.
"We’re beginning to realize that you have made the choice to walk away for a while," the statement begins. "We don’t fully understand the way you’ve chosen to do it but we have vigorously pursued every lead to find out if you are still OK."
" It’s not illegal to step away like you have done. We are only looking for everyone's heart to be set at ease," the post continued. "Our main concern right now is to know that you are OK. We are accepting that you may not be ready to come back just yet but are praying that we will get some word that you’re alive and well."
The comment ends "If you’ve been following what’s happening online, you know that there are a lot of people who deeply love you and are concerned for your well-being. We are praying daily for your safety. K? We love you, Mom and Dad."
A member of the band Dehra Dun (now defunct), Wales played keyboards and guitar in the ensemble that would become the Silent Comedy. He is described as 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, slender, with blond hair and blue eyes.