Father of Bride-to-Be Goes Missing After Tux Fitting

Raymond Locascio hasn't been seen since July 8
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2014 8:18 AM CDT
Father of Bride-to-Be Goes Missing After Tux Fitting

Just hours after being fitted for a tux for his daughter's October wedding, 62-year-old Raymond Locascio of Woodbury, NY, disappeared. Though his locked vehicle was found two days later, on July 10, parked near a hiking trail in Bear Mountain State Park, there has been no trace of the father of two daughters since then, reports the Times Herald-Record. And so daughter Suzanne Locascio has put wedding planning on the back burner amid the search for the man described as a "doting" father. "He was so excited," his wife, Barbara Locascio, tells CBS New York. "We talked about what song he would dance to with her."

Friends with Raymond since kindergarten, Barbara says her husband suffers from diabetes and doesn't travel with his meds, and that disorientation is far likelier than suicide or foul play. "He hadn’t had lunch," she says. "He works crazy hours. He had been up since two in the morning." She admits there are money woes, and their house is going into foreclosure, but Suzanne says her father was not paying for the wedding. State police say they're following every lead and have conducted several searches. (The body of another missing man was just found near his job in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.)

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