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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