Robert Mayer was reported missing on June 15, after he did not come home from his work as an electrician on the evening of the 14th. Photo credit: Ida Mayer
(Deer Park, NY) Today, August 14, marks two months that Dix Hills father of two Robert Mayer is missing.
“My family is still searching; and heartbroken,” his wife Ida Mayer said. “It is getting harder every day.”
On Sunday, August 11, family and friends conducted a search of the Deer Park train station and surrounding areas where Mayer’s car, a 2004 Pontiac GTO was abandoned.
“Sunday’s search was amazing. People I had never met actually came out to help.”,” Ida Mayer said.
The group searched the train station and gave out fliers to everyone getting off the train. People went to the Edgewood and Heartland areas.
“We were trying to cover as much ground as we could,” Ida Mayer said. “We were looking for any signs of life. Clothes, anything that said he could have been somewhere. We found animal bones on the grounds. I told people to keep an eye out for strange odors. One searcher found boots and took pictures of the boots. There were lots of tents because there are a lot of homeless people there.”
The search did not yield anything.
There is talk of setting up a search around the Arrow scrap yard where Robert Mayer was last seen.
Robert Mayer was reported missing on June 15, after he did not come home from his work as an electrician on the evening of the 14th. Robert was last seen on June 14 at 2:15 pm, at a scrap yard in West Babylon, NY, where he would visit occasionally to scrap copper from the job-site he was working at in Brooklyn. From there, nothing is known of his whereabouts, but his 2004 Pontiac GTO was abandoned at the Deer Park LIRR station. His seat was moved forward, and everything was missing out of his trunk. The club he used to secure his steering wheel was also not in place. His next destination should have been his home in Dix Hills, by car. He doesn’t take the train, because he doesn’t trust those parking lots, he would actually go to great lengths to avoid parking there.
There are over 2200 members of his Facebook search page and it is growing everyday. A $ 10,000 reward is being offered by the family for any information that leads to finding Rob. Anyone who has information on Robert Mayer, no matter how trivial you think it might be, to please call Suffolk County Police at 631-854-8252. The flyer shown above can be downloaded here.