EXCLUSIVE: Missing Sunset Park man traced to Ridge spa
The investigation into missing Sunset Park resident Kailong Chen, 37, has led cops to a Bay Ridge nail salon, according to a police source.
Chen, who was last seen on Monday, March 30 around 11 p.m. in the vicinity of his job at 8123 Fifth Avenue, BK Cleaner and Laundry Center, has now been placed at Sabrina’s Day Spa, 8209 Fifth Avenue, around the time of his disappearance.
According to multiple sources, the man – an acquaintance of the day spa’s owner, according to a police source – can be seen clearly on surveillance footage entering the nail salon with another person, though there is no footage of Chen ever leaving. According to a police source, Chen had talked to the owner of the salon that day.
The nail salon was closed for investigation from mid-afternoon Wednesday, April 8 into Thursday, April 9. According to local residents, as many as three emergency vehicles and a canine unit of cadaver dogs were on the scene Wednesday, while Thursday, a cop stood guard inside the closed salon where lights remained out until the early evening.
Sabrina’s Day Spa, though open for business as of Friday morning, April 10, is still under investigation, though no body has been found, according to police.
Chen is described as an Asian man, standing at approximately 5’7” tall with a thin build and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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