STUDENT STILL MISSING West Virginia Man Seeks Answers In Missing Brother Case
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 21, 2012 9:42 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 21, 2012 10:35 AM EDT
, West Virginia
It's been nearly 14 years since Virginia Tech graduate student Robert Leroy Kovack vanished, and his family in north-central West Virginia is still waiting for answers.
The 24-year-old from Rivesville disappeared Sept. 18, 1998. His red Geo Tracker was found out of gas five days later, parked and locked near the New River Gorge Bridge.
Kovack is believed to have been headed for a West Virginia University-Maryland football game in Morgantown, but his backpack, shaving kit and tooth brush were back home in his apartment. And there's been no sign of him since.
Now older brother Michael is once again seeking answers.
In an interview in The Times West Virginian in Fairmont, he said it takes just one person to break the case open and give the family some closure. He hopes someone will finally come forward.