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The following is from the State of Ohio’s missing person’s database:

Raymond Power Jr
Missing Since: 8/2/2005
Sex Male Race White
Age 57 DOB 08/25/48
Hgt 5Ft9In Wgt 190
Hair Grey Eye Blue
Raymond Power Jr. age 57 was reported by his wife Jane as missing to New Rochelle NY Police on Tuesday August 2, 2005. Ray is an ex New Rochelle Police Officer who left the Department in the mid 1980’s and became a lawyer. Ray is suffering from depression. Ray had left his New Rochelle residence at about 3:30 am on Monday August 1 and drove to the White Plains NY law office where he works. New Rochelle Police determined through video cameras that Ray had driven his 1994 Ford Taurus 4DSD white NY plate CFK3062 into a White Plains parking garage on Aug 1 at about 4:10 a.m. where he normally parks his car, stopped momentarily, and then exited the garage in his car. At this time police cannot determine if any crime occurred in this garage. He has not been seen or heard from since. By tracking credit card use New Rochelle Police have ascertained that Powers credit card was used to purchase gas at gas stations in the following order on Aug 1, 2005 8:19 a.m.Citgo Pit Stop Travel Plaza- RR1 Exit 28, Interstate 80 Loganton PA 12.35 p.m.Sunoco Ohio Turnpike 9270 Lime Ridge Rd. Plaza 7 Mantua Ohio 5.20 p.m Fuel Mart 404 Urbana St. South Vienna Ohio. SInce the last gas transaction in Ohio, there have been no further transcations. Ray’s cell phone has been powered off since 6:00 pm. on Monday Aug 1. Ray is a white male, blue eyes, left ring finger and his middle finger top digit is missing. salt and pepper hair and moustache possibly wearing a business suit. Ray is dedicated and loving family man and this disappearance is totally out of character

Fortunately, there is a happy, if not bizarre ending:  New York Man Found In Chicago With Apparent Amnesia

A man missing from his New York home for nearly seven months has turned up at a homeless shelter here, unharmed but apparently oblivious to how he ended up 1,000 miles from home or that he had a family searching for him.

Raymond Power Jr., 57, an attorney from New Rochelle, N.Y., and a former police officer, has been living in a shelter under the name "Jay Tower" and selling newspapers on the street, police said Tuesday.

Chicago detectives said Power apparently suffered from amnesia and did not know he had a wife and two kids in New York.

Tragically, he still doesn’t remember his family or his previous life. An unnamed relative rushed to Chicago once police found him, but Power did not recognize the person … and then he broke down crying again, realizing his memories were gone.