WEST ENGLEWOOD — The family of a Rolling Meadows man last seen in West Englewood is now offering $10,000 for information leading to the location of 76-year-old Vasudeva Kethireddy.
Kethireddy’s daughter-in-law, Carolyn, said he owns four or five buildings in the Englewood area and a few in Garfield Park. He was planning to meet a tenant on Emerald Avenue, but the tenant said he never showed, his daughter-in-law said.
Kethireddy was last seen at a bank in West Englewood on Saturday, his family said. When he didn’t return home, his family reported him missing to Rolling Meadows police.
Tuesday night, his 2005 white Toyota Prius was found near 60th and May without license plates, but with no sign of him.
NBC Chicago reports that Kethireddy had been carjacked before, and that his son believes that may have happened again.
According to the northwest suburban department, Kethireddy left his home at 8 a.m. Saturday and was last seen at a J.P. Morgan Bank location at 6940 Ashland Ave. at 4 p.m.
Authorities say Kethireddy is 5-foot-5 and approximately 135 pounds.
“He really wouldn’t hurt a fly. He’s a devout Hindu, he’s a vegetarian, he’s just a nice guy,” Carolyn Kethireddy said.
She said it is not typical for her father to not contact family or friends over this long of a period of time.
If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, contact the Rolling Meadows Police Department at 847-255-2416. Anonymous tips are also accepted.