Search continues for retired Andrew teacher
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.