Canadian rap newcomer missing, family says
Up-and-coming Canadian rapper Forrest Schab, who performs under the moniker DY, has been reported missing by his family.
"We haven't heard from Forrest since August. We are extremely worried about him. If anyone has information of his whereabouts, please help us by contacting the Toronto police department," the Schab family said in a statement.
The 26-year-old was last seen in Toronto in August, not long after having completed work on a forthcoming single and music video. Although he had expressed plans to visit Mexico in mid-August, it is unknown if he left the country.
Schab last posted a message — birthday wishes to an acquaintance — on his Twitter account and on Facebook in early September.
"DY is such a great young talent. All of the artists and staff at CP Records have him and his family in our prayers," said Tony Sal, CEO of Schab's music label CP Records.
Two of Schab's labelmates, Belly and Danny Fernandes, spread news of his disappearance via Twitter on Friday.
"Please #prayforDY.. Nobody has heard from him in months.. Please pray for his safe return," R&B singer Fernandes posted on Friday morning, while Belly retweeted a link to a missive from CP Records management about Schab's disappearance.
Originally from Vancouver, Schab released a debut single, Passenger, in October 2009. The track featured fellow CP Records artist Fernandes, whom he joined on a cross-Canada tour with international chart-topper Akon earlier that year.
Before his disappearance, he had been working on a second release, entitled That's My Spot, and a debut album.