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SEARCH UNDERWAY | Missing United Airlines Executive, Car Found In Lemont Forest Preserve



ELMHURST MAN HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE AUGUST 8

According to several news reports, a massive search is underway for a high-ranking United Airlines executive whose car was found at a Lemont forest preserve.The 49-year-old high-ranking United Airlines executive is from west suburban Elmhurst and he was reported missing on August 8. On Friday, at least 100 volunteers along with K-9 units began searching for Jake Cefolia at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Cefoia was reported missing on August 8. Police said they found his car at the forest preserve.

"He commonly ran, we have 9 or 10-mile loop here at the forest preserve, so he's an athletic 49-year-old gentleman," said Chief David Peterson, with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in an ABC-7 news report. "We don't know for sure he's still at the forest preserve, but at this point there's been no contact with family or friends."


According to TravelPuls, Cefolia has been with United since 2007 and assumed his current position in 2018. He recently appeared on a webcast panel entitled, "Travel, Our Future and Yours: A Series of Conversations With Industry Leaders."

United Airlines said in a written statement: "Our friend and colleague, Jake Cefolia, SVP of Worldwide Sales, was last seen Thursday evening, August 6th. We're concerned about his well-being and have been in touch with Jake's family over the last couple of days to offer them our support. At the request of the family, we won't be releasing any additional details at this time.


United asked that if you have any information that could be helpful in locating Cefolia, please contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050.


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