Search Continues For 76-Year-Old Rolling Meadows Man Last Seen In Chicago, Family Offers $10K Reward

Andy Dahn
August 09, 2018 - 10:08 am

Rolling Meadows police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The search continued Wednesday for a Rolling Meadows man, who has been missing from the Englewood neighborhood since Saturday.

Family members of a Vasudeva Kethireddy are now offering a reward for information about his whereabouts.

Surveillance footage from the Chase Bank, at 69th Street and Ashland Avenue, shows Vasudeva Kethireddy entering the building Saturday morning. Family members said the 76-year old was in the neighborhood collecting rent from tenants.

Shantan Kethireddy said his father was a landlord of building in Englewood. 

“All the tenants that we spoke to and all the various people in the community that have worked with my father, they didn’t have to talk to us, but like I said, my father didn’t just come out here to collect rents. He enjoyed the people in this community,” said Shantan Kethireddy.

​Vasudeva Kethireddy has not been seen since, though police did find his Toyota Prius in an alley near the bank.

"We are asking the community to say something if they have seen something. If they know something, to step forward. We have a responsibility not only to each other, but to the family," said Commander Kenneth Johnson.

The Kethireddy family is now offering a $10,000 reward for any information.

The family and community leaders spent Wednesday going door-to-door, asking if anyone saw Kethireddy. They said they looked in abandoned buildings and searched through vacant lots, but are holding out hope he is still alive.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said "we need all eyes and all hands on deck. They are doing what they can and we are going to do what we can as a community."

Kethireddy is described as a 5-foot-5 Asian-American man weighing about 136 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (847) 255-2416.