ST. LOUIS • A Metro East father is asking for help in the search for his missing son, a St. Louis-based musician and keyboardist who disappeared Friday.
“We’re casting as wide a net as we can,” John Jatcko, of Highland, said. “I just want to talk to my son and know he’s OK.”
Nathan Jatcko, 31, of St. Louis was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Friday at his apartment on Lawn Avenue near South Kingshighway, hours before a scheduled morning rehearsal for a performance at The Monocle in The Grove later that evening.
Jatcko never made it to either the rehearsal or performance, and he didn’t find a substitute or call his fellow musicians to let them know he wouldn’t be there. His family filed a missing person’s report with St. Louis Police that evening.
The sudden disappearance is uncharacteristic for the longtime musician well known in the St. Louis jazz community, John Jatcko said.