By Carol Tannenhauser
Drexyll Tolstoy, 26, never came home to his apartment at 943 Columbus Avenue, near W. 107th Street, the night of September 25th, according to his former girlfriend and roommate, who asked that her name not be used. A month later, police have released a photograph of Tolstoy (above), and a request for help in finding him.
Tolstoy left Black Fish Tattoo, at 39 W. 32 Street, where he was a tattoo artist, at around 9:25pm, according to police. He texted his former girlfriend that he had gone to the movies shortly after, “and that was the last time I heard from him,” she said. “We’re very, very worried. Drexyll was a person who thrived on routine. This is totally unlike him.” She called Tolstoy “a great artist…a gentle soul, a bit unstable, who needs to be found.”
Tolstoy is described as 5’9″ tall, 150 pounds, with a light complexion, a thin build, brown hair, green eyes, a goatee and tattoos on both of his arms. He was last seen wearing a black-and-blue baseball hat, a white t-shirt, black skinny jeans and camouflage pattern Nike sneakers.
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Hope he is found soon! I fear for any missing person. I pray his family will find him ASAP🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
A month later police release a photo and request help in finding him–that’s about a month too late, think about all that could happen to someone during that time.
I noticed she said he is unstable. Did they check the psych units and psych emergency rooms in the 5 boroughs to see if he might be there under his name or as an unknown patient? I used to work at a Hospital and have seen where we had patients who had no I.D. And they were with us for months and we didn’t have a name. He may have tossed his I.D’s and checked into one so no one can find him because he wanted to escape the World for a little bit.
I’m pretty sure that the police have thought of this.
I hope Drexyll is found safely, soon.
I pray for your safe return. If you decided to go off the grid for a little while show someone a sign that only you would know so they know okay. Please be safe out there it’s a cruel world.
Otherwise I pray to God that he keeps evil hands away from you.🙏🏼🙏🏽
Aren’t there cameras everywhere on the streets (and his cellphone) where this can basically be tracked.
This young artist is a neighbor and my hope is that sharng this will assist in locating him.