A beloved Connecticut school teacher who left his household house after midnight on his 50th birthday has seemingly vanished.
Gil Cunha, who had been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, left his household house two months in the past.
Almost 300 “lacking” posters have been plastered round West Haven, Conn. Police bulletins and huge billboards devoted to his disappearance have not netted any outcomes and his household has been fearful sick over his whereabouts.
Cunha was final seen simply after midnight on Might 7 at his mother and father’ house in West Shore, Conn., in response to a press launch issued by the West Haven Police Division. Cunha’s cousin, Lori Kenny, told NBC’s Dateline that Cunha’s father noticed him watching TV from 12 a.m. to about 2 a.m. When Cunha’s mom awoke within the morning, Cunha was gone.
At first, his mom thought he had gone for a stroll, Kenny mentioned.
“When he did not return later that day, she knew one thing was incorrect,” Kenny mentioned. “He would not simply take off with out contacting his household.”
One other level of fear is that Cunha had been experiencing some signs of COVID-19 and had self-quarantined for 3 weeks main as much as his disappearance.
“He was by no means examined for the virus however he wasn’t feeling effectively and determined to self-isolate in his room as a result of he was afraid he had the virus,” Kenny mentioned. “He wished to verify his household was protected.”
Cunha, who had been dwelling overseas for the previous 10 years working as a trainer in Portugal and Turkey, had additionally spoken to his brother earlier than his disappearance and instructed him that he regarded ahead to visiting him in New York when the pandemic ended. Cunha had moved again to america in November and was quickly dwelling together with his mother and father. He additionally started working as a trainer for the West Haven Public School system.
Cunha was final seen sporting a grey and blue windbreaker and both a crimson or inexperienced bandana to cowl his mouth, police mentioned on Might 8.
He left behind two cellphones, credit score and debit playing cards, money and his passport. The one merchandise that seemed to be lacking was his driver’s license.