Parents search for Gonzaga grad who went missing after concert in DC

UPDATE at 8:35 a.m.: On Saturday morning Raymond McGavin’s mother posted on Facebook: “Our son is at peace. We are grateful to all who provided their help in locating Raymond. At this time, not all of our family members have been notified, so we would ask for some privacy. We take great comfort in knowing much Raymond was loved and how so many in his and our lives provided assistance, love and care. Please keep us, particularly our other sons, in your prayers.”

Nothing has yet been confirmed by police. This is a developing story, a previous version of this story is below:

WASHINGTON — The parents of a Gonzaga College High School graduate are desperately searching for their son after he went missing early Monday.

Raymond McGavin, 19, disappeared after attending a U2 concert at Capital One Arena. McGavin’s father, Travis McGavin, said his son missed the last Metro train out of D.C. and originally texted a friend about staying at the friend’s home.

Moments later, his dad said McGavin texted that same friend back, telling the friend he found a way home.

The last the family saw of their son’s online activity was a Snapchat video that showed McGavin near some railroad tracks.

“That’s the last we have heard from him. He hasn’t contacted his friends, and he hasn’t contacted his family,” Travis McGavin said.

Fairfax County police confirmed they are searching for the Springfield, Virginia, man, but at this point, he isn’t being considered an endangered adult.

His parents call McGavin’s disappearance suspicious, and said they plan to search for their son and find answers themselves.

The father said it is out of his son’s character to not contact friends and family, and also no activity has been seen on McGavin’s social media or bank accounts.

He is supposed to attend College of William & Mary in the fall.

Travis McGavin has this message to his son if he made the decision to disappear: “Raymond, we love you. We’re never going to stop looking for you. Please come home.”

Raymond McGavin, 19, disappeared early Monday, June 18, 2018, after attending a U2 concert at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. (Photos courtesy of Travis McGavin)

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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