The family of a missing Brown University students has posted an upbeat, emotional video on YouTube asking Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi to please let them know he's OK.
"We've been having a slumber party in Providence for the past two weeks, waiting for you," his sister Sangeeta says in the video. "Everyone's waiting for you, Mom, Dad..."
Tripathi, 22, disappeared on March 16 in Providence, Rhode Island. The FBI and police released surveillance video on March 29, showing a man who resembles Sunil, walked near the young man's apartment around 1:30 a.m., which was about 20 minutes after his last computer activity.
"One of the things that I remember that I would love to do again is lie with you on your pillow mountain," Sunil's mother, Judy, says.
Sunil suffers from depression. His family is from the Bryn Mawr area and his sister, Sangeeta, has been leading the effort to find her brother. Sunil, of "Sunny" as his family calls him, is on leave from school for a semester and has been living in an apartment in Providence.
The upbeat video includes interviews with his siblings, both parents, relatives and friends.
"We're all here and we're all waiting for you!" Sangeeta says.
"Come back soon. We love, you," Sunil's father says.
Sunil is six feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat with a Philadelphia Eagles logo, thin black-rimmed glasses, a black EMS ski jacket and light-wash blue jeans, according to a press release put out today by the family.
"Not knowing Sunil's whereabouts, we feel strongly about communicating with him directly," his mother said.
The family is asking anyone with information to call Providence police detective Mark Sacco at 401-641-8691.