Update: See here for the latest on this case.
ABC 7 Chicago reports that search is underway for a United Airlines executive, who has been missing for about a week.
Jake Cefolia is United Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and leads a 725-person sales team at the Chicago-based airline. He started at United back in 2007, and prior to that worked at British Airways and Northwest Airlines.
Unfortunately Cefolia was last seen on Thursday, August 6, and was reported missing on Saturday, August 8.
Over 100 volunteers and K-9 units are searching for Cefolia at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, not far from his home in Elmhurst. The 49-year-old’s car was found there.
Chief David Peterson of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County said the following:
“He commonly ran, we have 9 or 10-mile loop here at the forest preserve, so he’s an athletic 49-year-old gentleman. We don’t know for sure he’s still at the forest preserve, but at this point there’s been no contact with family or friends.”
United Airlines issued the following statement regarding this situation:
“Our friend and colleague, Jake Cefolia, SVP of Worldwide Sales, was last seen Thursday evening, August 6th. We’re concerned about his well-being and have been in touch with Jake’s family over the last couple of days to offer them our support. At the request of the family, we won’t be releasing any additional details at this time.
We have also been in touch with law enforcement and expressed our desire to do everything we can to help them as they lead the effort to find Jake. If you have any information that could be helpful in locating Jake, please contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050.”
My thoughts are with Cefolia and his family for the best outcome here. What a terrible situation…