Search con­tin­ues for re­tired Andrew teacher

Daily Southtown - - NEWS - By Su­san DeMar Laf­ferty slaf­ferty@tribpub.com Twit­ter @Su­sanLaff

The search for miss­ing re­tired Andrew High School teacher Daniel Jarski will con­tinue Satur­day, his fam­ily said.

Searchers will gather at 8 a.m. at Kanka­kee River State Park to comb a fish­ing/boat launch area lo­cated just west of Warner Bridge Road and south of Route 102. Park­ing is avail­able. Any­one with train­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence in search and res­cue ef­forts is in­vited to as­sist.

“If you can’t make it at 8 a.m., we need help all day,” said Jarski’s sis­ter Tina Jarski-Ri­ley of Worth. “Please try to come and help search for my brother.”

The group hopes to search more of the state park be­fore win­ter and con­di­tions be­come too haz­ardous for vol­un­teers.

Searchers should wear orange or brightly col­ored out­er­wear, since it is hunt­ing sea­son, as well as warm clothes and sturdy shoes, said Jarski’s youngest sis­ter Leah Biel­ski of Le­mont.

Jarski, 62, dis­ap­peared Sept. 9. A traf­fic cam­era recorded his red Chevy Ex­press van head­ing west on Man­teno Road near In­ter­state 57. The van was found Sept. 11 parked at the state park’s Hunt­ing Area 6 off Route 113. Jarski, Grant Park, left his credit cards and cell phone at home. No trace of the mar­ried fa­ther of three has been found since.

He is 6-feet and 2-inches tall, weighs about 300 pounds and wears round, wire-rimmed glasses. He has blue eyes, gray hair and a mus­tache.

Jarski re­tired in 2017 from Andrew High School in Tin­ley Park where he taught sci­ence. Many of his for­mer stu­dents at­tended a “Vigil of Hope” in his honor at the school on Oct. 20. They, along with fam­ily and friends, spoke highly of Jarski’s teach­ing skills, love of fam­ily, in­tel­li­gence and good na­ture.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call De­tec­tive Brady Ber­trand at the Kanka­kee County sher­iff ’s of­fice: 815 802-7159.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the search, con­tact Biel­ski at leah­jarski@com­cast.net.

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