It’s been nearly two months since a family of four vanished in California, and authorities now think they may have planned a trip to Mexico before they disappeared. Joseph McStay, 40, his wife Summer, 43, Gianni, 4, and Joseph, 3, went missing on February 4, 2010. Authorities said they found e-mails from Joseph and Summer asking about passport information and entry into Mexico before February 4th, a clear indication that they may have planned their getaway. But the question is why? It doesn’t appear the family had any financial or marital problems, Joseph left behind his teenage son, and their home was left in working order.
Family member Michael McStay told me earlier this week, “I am looking down every leg of this octopus.” On February 8, 2010 the family’s white Isuzu Trooper was found and towed from the Mexican border in San Ysidro. Michael told me he has video from his brother’s neighbor of the evening they left their home. “The car was backed into the driveway, and it was making a left out (of the driveway), you cannot see who is in it, they pulled out at 7:47 p.m., and his last phone call was 8:48 p.m., they could have been running out for food, they could have been running somewhere to pick up something from Craigslist. There is a possibility that we are looking for a crime scene, we just don’t know where it’s at.”