Sontag Family Plead To Peretz To Return Home; Increase Reward to $30K

Peretz-SontagThe family of missing Monsey man, Peretz Sontag, made a tearful appeal for him to come home as they upped a reward offer to $30,000 on Wednesday for information that leads to finding the father of seven.

At a press conference outside an office building off Airmont Road, Sontag’s family members, friends and searchers gathered to publicize his disappearance, plead for Peretz to come home, and offer the increased reward.

“Peretz, if you can hear me, I love you so much, the children love you,” Tammy Sontag, his wife of 30 years, said. “Don’t worry. Please come home.”

“Daddy, please come home. We need you, we love you,” his 27-year-old daughter said as she burst out into tears.

Ramapo police Sgt. Mike Higgins said Sontag was last seen driving from his home in a 2012, black Kia Optima with New York state license plate FZD-8413. Before disappearing, Sontag had made reference to harming himself, Higgins said.

Authorities pinged Sontag’s cell phone Friday afternoon, detecting a signal from the device at a cell tower in the Stony Point area, which includes Harriman State Park.

“Since that time, we’ve been unable to make any contact with the phone,” Higgins said.

Ramapo Detective Lt. Mark Emma said the general feeling is Peretz Sontag had been driving north on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Teams searched Harriman State Park but have not found Sontag or his car — a black 2012 Kia Optima with New York state license plate FZD-8413.

03/20/2014 7:21 PM by Jacob Kornbluh

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