New York Man Zachary Green Missing Over a Week

Zachary Green (Personal Photo)
Missing New York Man Zachary Green Disappears Without a Trace
Zachary Green (Personal Photo)

KINGSTON, N.Y. (CBS/WRGB) It has been over a week and authorities are no closer to solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 33-year-old Zachary Green.

Kingston police were joined Thursday by Ulster County sheriff's deputies, state police, as well as relatives and co-workers of Green, as they scoured the area near where he was last seen, in southeast New York.

Detective Lt. Timothy Matthews of the Kingston Police Dept. told The Daily Freeman that although the investigation remains active and they will continue to do everything in their power to find Green, the outdoor search for Green was called off at nightfall Thursday.

Authorities say Green, who lives with his mother and father in Saugerties and works as a chef, was last seen late Sunday evening, Jan. 2, by an employee at a restaurant in Kingston which is two hours north of New York City.

According to The Daily Freeman, the employee told police that she informed Green the restaurant was closed and he went back toward his car and then walked down the street.

Kingston police located Green's car on the same street as the restaurant where he was last seen. Both his wallet and cell phone were inside the vehicle and there appeared to be no signs of a struggle, reports The Daily Freeman.

Kingston Police Chief Gerald Keller said authorities do not suspect foul play, says CBS affiliate WRGB.

Det. Matthews said police have now turned their search efforts to vacant apartments in Kingston and are talking to businesses in the area to obtain security footage.

According to Green's father William, he had been in touch with his son twice the day he disappeared and is at a loss as to what could have happened.

To the best of William Green's knowledge, his son had no known enemies and showed no signs of being suicidal or depressed.

William Green reported his son's disappearance to the Saugerties Police Department on Wednesday which was later turned over to Kingston police later that day because it is the city where Green was last seen.

The Daily Freeman reports that the reward for locating Zachary Green was raised from $2,000 to $10,000 on Friday.

Anyone with information about Zachary Green's whereabouts is asked to call the Kingston Police Department at (845) 331-1671.