An FDNY paramedic missing from his Queens home was the focus of an increasingly frantic search on Sunday as his wife described his disappearance as out of character for the devoted husband and respected first responder.
Jesan-Michael Avile-Hyde, 39, who works out of EMS Station 31 in Brooklyn, walked out of his home on 137th St. in Flushing at 2:30 p.m. Friday, wearing his uniform’s blue cargo pants, a grey hoodie and black boots, according to his union, Local 2057.
The NYPD said a missing person report was filed Sunday in the 109th Precinct after his wife of 10 years, Gyanu Bomjon, 41, reported that Avile-Hyde left the house to check on his car, and never returned.
Avile-Hyde didn’t take his cell phone or his work bag, the union reported.
“I keep looking from the window, going out around the neighborhood,” homemaker Bomjon told the Daily News.
Avile-Hyde’s absence has both their families worried sick, Bomjon said. Her family lives in Nepal, while his parents are in France. The couple have no children.
”The first day I was wondering, waiting and so anxious about what’s going on,” she told The News.
“Yesterday, so many people came, and I was kept busy,” she said, but “I was crying, crying, crying. When my family called this afternoon…. I can’t control my emotions.”
“He will say, ‘OK, you need time. If I need time, I go jogging to clear my mind,’” she recounted.
Even then, she would get a call that would assure her, “I’m okay and everything is fine, Or I’m going to the park – I’m going to come back.”
Andrew Poliakoff, a former work partner of Avila-Hyde’s, posted Sunday on Facebook he and others searched overnight, without luck, for the paramedic. “If you have any intel, or hear/see anything, please call and say something,” Poliakoff urged.