Raymond Power Jr.
AMW.COM Tipster Reunites Man With His Family
Raymond Power had been missing for more than seven months -- and although AMW.COM had profiled him, not a single tip had come in. That was until Feb. 13, 2006, when the first and only tip to AMW proved to be the one that reunited former police officer Raymond Power with his family.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
- Has a mixture of grey, silver and black hair
- Has a moustache
Other Phys. Characteristics:
- He is missing the top digits fom his middle finger and ring finger on his left hand.
Traits and Habits:
- Police say he could be heading west.
- He was last seen driving a 1994 white four-door white Ford Taurus sedan.
He was last spotted purchasing gas at several service stations in Ohio.
Other Possible Locations:
- New York
Last updated February 14, 2006
AMW Recovery #46;
Feb 13, 2006
A Man's Personal Mission
Imagine being homeless and wandering the streets, but having no idea who you are or where you came from. That was the life of a man who called himself Jay Tower for nearly seven months -- until another man at his shelter dedicated himself to finding answers for his new-found friend, and uncovered the truth.
Four months ago, Jay Tower showed up at the Pacific Garden Mission shelter in Chicago without any concept of his own identity or past. Tower, who was known at the shelter for being extraordinarily kind and caring, would often break down and cry out of frustration because of his amnesia.
While at the shelter, police say another homeless man, Ron Fitzgerald, befriended Tower -- and made it his personal mission to help his friend uncover his past.
AMW Helps Reunite Family
Police say the truth was uncovered when Fitzgerald went to the Chicago Public Library on Feb. 13, 2006 and logged onto AMW.COM. There, he saw the photo of a man named Raymond Power, a former police officer and successful lawyer with a loving wife and family who had gone missing in August 2005. Fitzgerald immediately realized that Jay Tower was actually Ray Power, and contacted AMW.
Immediately, police in New Rochelle, N.Y. and Chicago jumped on the tip. Fingerprints confirmed Power's true identity, and his family flew to Chicago to be reunited with the man they thought they'd never see again.
Police say Power is now undergoing evaluations as they try to determine how he got to Chicago from New York -- but his family is simply grateful that he's alive.