They had just moved into a new home in Bonsall, California last fall. Joey McStay’s business, Earth Inspired Products, seemed to be taking off. But something apparently went very wrong for Joey, his wife Summer and their two young children…
Joey’s brother hadn’t heard from him, so he asked police to do a welfare check on the family’s home. No one was there. The dogs had been left unattended. And though police aren’t saying what they found, it was suspicious enough for them to call in homicide detectives.
Joey McStay and his family were last seen February 4. Police have already called in homicide detectives.
The family’s Isuzu was later found abandoned near the Mexican border. A canvass of friends, relatives and business associates revealed that none of the McStays had been seen since February 4. Their two boys, aged 3 and 5, are also missing.
Relatives say the family had no trips planned, nor was it usual for them to leave without telling anyone. But the fact that their dogs were left without care signifies that tragedy is a likely scenario.
Police won’t say why the matter is already being considered a homicide investigation, but we’ll keep you posted.