The family of a missing senior from North York is becoming increasingly concerned and encourages people to keep a close eye on their loved one.
Kosta (Gus) Kastoris, 80, was last seen on Wednesday, October 6, in the Flemingdon Park area.
Around 5 p.m. that day, he left his home near the Vicora and Pavane connecting roads, which are east of Don Valley Parkway and south of Eglinton Avenue East, to take a short drive around the block.
Kastoris, described as five-foot-five with a thin build and bald gray hair, drives a burgundy 2006 Honda CRV. The number plate of the vehicle is ALZE 273.
He was last seen wearing a black Nike baseball hat, black jacket, black pants and black shoes.
In an attempt to reach as many people and in return get him home as soon as possible, the elderly man’s terrible family has launched a Facebook group called Find Gus Kastoris.
They are especially worried as he has diabetes, suffers from high blood pressure and is taking antidepressants. Recently, Kastoris was also being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
“He has not taken his drugs and we are concerned that he is in danger,” they wrote on social media.
The family went on to say they had no idea what direction he might have gone, but said they were worried that his failing memory might have taken him everywhere.
Kastori’s favorite areas of the city are Scarborough Bluffs, Scarborough’s Pine Hill Cemetery and Greektown, near Pape and Danforth avenues. He also likes to visit Pickering Flea Market.
“We encourage you to help us find him. It has been two days now and the police have not been able to find him or his car, “the family wrote.
Since his disappearance, Kastoris has not used his debit or health cards. His identification has also been marked.
Investigators have now expanded their search for Kastoris to outside Toronto.
“Please search in your own neighborhoods or the Greater Toronto area. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you live outside Toronto, we also encourage you to help us, ”said Kastoris.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at 222tips.com.
People are also welcome to contact us and share all information about the Facebook group.