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Ilya Salkind, the man who first brought Superman to the big screen, has been reported missing in Mexico. Not a lot of details yet. Here's the Fox News story.

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If Mr. Salkind has any citizenship or any criteria that fits into the category for intervention and help from MAP, I would like to see if there is anyway that we might be able to aid Mr, Salkind and his family.  Between any contacts that his family might have and what we might have to offer, maybe we can make a difference.
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.
Update: 

Friends and family reported Salkind missing to Mexican authorities Sunday night, January 30 telling police he was last seene in Mexico City

Information posted on a website by friends and family noted Salking went "missing from his family home in Tepozlan Mexico about one hour south of Mexico City in Morales County; and the next largest city is Cuernavaca which is further south from Tepozlan. Ilya was last heard from on Sunday night, January 30, 2011 at about 8:00 p.m after speaking with friends and business partners in Los Angeles, CA, although it is believed that he left his house on Monday, January 31, 2011 to do some errands and for a dental appointment."

http://perezhilton.com/2011-02-03-superman-producer-ilya-salkind-de...

Ilya Salkind, who produced Christopher Reeve's Superman films, has reportedly been declared missing.
According to John C. Palmer, who is the executive vice president of Salkind's production company, the 63 year old was visiting the town of Tepoztlán, Mexico, but hasn't been reached since Sunday night.

Palmer explains:

“It’s not uncommon for Ilya to drop off the face of the earth for a couple of days and then just reappear.”

However, the Mexican police force has filed a missing person's report, the American Embassy has been contacted, and a private investigator has still been hired.

Sounds pretty serious. We sincerely hope that Palmer is right, and Salkind will reappear soon, safe and sound.

Nah - Missing "Americans" Project was a product of my early belief that we were dealing primarily with a U.S. issue (and I liked the acronym). There are some issues that are very much about U.S. policy, but we'll help anyone we can.

Julie R. Jones said:
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.

Published: February 02, 2011 @ 5:10 pm
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By Daniel Frankel

Ilya Sulkind, who produced Warner's highly successful "Superman" movie franchise in the late-1970s, has been missing from his Mexico City vacation home since Sunday.

According to his longtime business partner, John Palmer, a missing persons report has been filed with Mexican authorities.

The 63-year-old Sulkind, who was born in Mexico City, last spoke with his staff on Sunday, reporting that he was going to run some errands.

However, he left his cell phone at his home and has not been in contact with friends and work associates since.

"It's not that we're not concerned, but in the back of my mind, I hope that he's gone on his own little sojourn," Palmer told TheWrap. "Chances are good that he's enjoying himself."

I think anyone who goes missing qualifies for Missing Americans Project... after all, we live in North America so we are all Americans, even if we are US, Canadian, Mexican, etc. citizens... The point is someone is missing, their families are grieving and at a loss, and we are not getting help through official routes. I applaude Jeff's efforts to bring this issue to the forefront... and maybe, just maybe, get the answers for us all....

Julie R. Jones said:
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.
I thoroughly *agree* Renee, that's why *I* was the one that brought this case to Jeff's attention.  :-)

Renee Vorbach said:
I think anyone who goes missing qualifies for Missing Americans Project... after all, we live in North America so we are all Americans, even if we are US, Canadian, Mexican, etc. citizens... The point is someone is missing, their families are grieving and at a loss, and we are not getting help through official routes. I applaude Jeff's efforts to bring this issue to the forefront... and maybe, just maybe, get the answers for us all....

Julie R. Jones said:
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.
I'm talking about ALL the missing persons that are not getting the attention they deserve and Jeff's efforts for ALL of them, not just Mr. Salkind... Jeff has been tireless in encouraging friends and families of the missing, giving us direction and hope through his MAP, his blog and his tweets, and sharing his contacts and experiences.

Julie R. Jones said:
I thoroughly *agree* Renee, that's why *I* was the one that brought this case to Jeff's attention.  :-)

Renee Vorbach said:
I think anyone who goes missing qualifies for Missing Americans Project... after all, we live in North America so we are all Americans, even if we are US, Canadian, Mexican, etc. citizens... The point is someone is missing, their families are grieving and at a loss, and we are not getting help through official routes. I applaude Jeff's efforts to bring this issue to the forefront... and maybe, just maybe, get the answers for us all....

Julie R. Jones said:
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.

Ms. Renee,

 

This is my full-time occupation and most of the cases that I work are those that are not the publicized cases, but are those that do not have the media coverage for one reason or another which I won't get into now. They also receive very little local media ...

However, there are reasons why, especially when you are just beginning, that you want to try and work a case that has some notoriety so that your organization's name can become a (for lack of a better word here), a 'household' name.

If you feel that I am misunderstanding you, please feel free to email me directly so we are not focusing on one another.  Please, no offense meant with any of my postings to you.  I have been working many hours a day and night lately preparing for two cases in Texas, and my lack of sleep might contribute to my not concentrating on my words as I should.


Renee Vorbach said:

I'm talking about ALL the missing persons that are not getting the attention they deserve and Jeff's efforts for ALL of them, not just Mr. Salkind... Jeff has been tireless in encouraging friends and families of the missing, giving us direction and hope through his MAP, his blog and his tweets, and sharing his contacts and experiences.

Julie R. Jones said:
I thoroughly *agree* Renee, that's why *I* was the one that brought this case to Jeff's attention.  :-)

Renee Vorbach said:
I think anyone who goes missing qualifies for Missing Americans Project... after all, we live in North America so we are all Americans, even if we are US, Canadian, Mexican, etc. citizens... The point is someone is missing, their families are grieving and at a loss, and we are not getting help through official routes. I applaude Jeff's efforts to bring this issue to the forefront... and maybe, just maybe, get the answers for us all....

Julie R. Jones said:
Great Jeff.  My only thought on citizenship was that he lived in Mexico and wasn't an American 'visiting' Mexico, etc., and he may not be an 'American' citizen --- I wasn't sure if he fit your criteria.  Hopefully this man makes it safely home soon so we can 'close' this one.

Jeff Dunsavage said:
I gave our contact at KRGV a heads-up about him. I'll see what I can find out. His citizenship isn't an issue for us...about half of our families are outside the U.S. If there's anything we can do to help we will.
I think everyone is trying the best they can to help... thanks to julie and jeff for being there since the beginning of this service....we all want the same thing .. so lets all work on finding him.. and not worry about the other things.  Julie is the kindest person I have ever met... so NEVER worry about her motivations .. her heart is strong and clear.

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