Police resume official search for missing Berkeley runner Philip Kreycik


The Pleasanton Police Department said Friday the official search for a Bay Area man whose derailed disappearance occurred nearly three weeks ago is resumed.

Berkeley resident Filip Kreycik, 37, disappeared in a run in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park on July 10 and a large-scale rescue effort has been underway for several days by dozens of agencies from across California.

The research called off two weeks ago, though volunteers continued to patrol the area with the help of a Facebook group with more than 12,000 members. But today, Pleasanton police said they deployed search teams once more along with members of Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

“Tomorrow, members will return to where Philip intends to run and comb selected areas in hopes of bringing him home,” police said in a statement posted on Twitter. “We will provide an update after the search is complete.”

Police did not share whether they received a new tip that triggered the renewed search.

Philip Kreycik, 37, of Berkeley, California Photo shared on "Find Philip Kreycik" Facebook group.

Philip Kreycik, 37, of Berkeley, California Photo shared on “Find Philip Kreycik” Facebook group.

Facebook / Find Philip Kreycik

Kreycik, a PG&E analyst and avid runner, parked his car near the Moller Ranch internship area around 11 a.m., after telling his wife he was going for an hour-long run. When he did not return home as expected, his wife reportedly disappeared at 2 p.m.

Police said they found Kreycik’s car safely, with his wallet and cell phone in it.


Family and friends had a brief glimmer of hope on the fourth day of the search when two residents adjacent to the park heard crying for help. A search of the canyon yielded nothing.

Anyone with information about this case can call (925) 931-5107 or email [email protected]

The Pleasanton Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

Managing Editor Katie Dowd and Local Editor Andrew Chamings contributed to this report.

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