SF Gay Man Missing After Meeting Stranger Using Smartphone App


UPDATE: Flanary has been found SAFE.

Police and relatives are searching for 22-year-old Evan Flanary, who went missing almost a week ago on June 19th after meeting a stranger on an online dating app. Police have not disclosed which app Flanary was using though many people are assuming it was Grindr or something similar.

SFist writes:

According to one commenter on SFAppeal who says she's Flanary's sister, Flanary was last seen on the 400 block of Harrison Street near Fremont Street in SoMa around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

Flanary's mother has set up a website:

This is my son, Evan Flanary, 22, 6ft 1, 160 lbs, blonde/blue wearing blue jeans and gray hoody. Last seen on foot in the mission district in San Francisco on June 19 2012 meeting a stranger from a social phone app contact. This is not like him to disappear. He has no money and his phone has died.

According to reports he was also wearing a "Cal" hat.

Anyone with information should contact the San Francisco Police Missing Persons Department 415-734-3268 or J.D. Berlingeri 541-680-2616 or their local Police Dept. Share this website on Facebook or retweet on Twitter if you can assist. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:08pm ETC by Andy Towle
in News, san francisco