A San Francisco radio DJ who went missing after leaving a chilling final message on his Instagram page has not used his credit cards or phone since his disappearance.
According to Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift’s colleagues at Wild 94.9, the updates about his banking and mobile phone activity are “incredibly worrisome.”
Vandergrift was last seen at his Bay Area home just after 10 p.m. after editing the caption of his last Instagram photo, posted in 2022.
Thank you for a wonderful life filled with joy, laughter, pain and struggle. It’s been a great journey. Your support and prayers meant everything,” the caption now reads.
His loved ones, including his model wife Natasha Yi, who has more than 16 million followers on Facebook, are now looking for him and asking him to come home as police say there are no indications of foul play.
Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift was last seen at his home on the 200 block of King Street in the Bay Area just after 10 p.m. after editing the caption of his last Instagram photo, posted in 2022
According to Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift’s colleagues at Wild 94.9, the missing radio DJ has not used his bank accounts or mobile phone since his disappearance on Thursday.
Supporters have gathered outside the building of the iHeart radio station in San Francisco to show their support for Vandergrift’s family and colleagues
This is the caption to Vandergrift’s photo edited three days ago
San Francisco police have asked the public for help in locating the man who has been missing for nearly a week.
Officials have described Vandergrift as “at risk” and are urging anyone with information about his disappearance to come forward.
In a recent statement, Wild 94.9 said they continue to “pray for better news.”
“As you know, our own JV has been missing since Thursday evening and was officially reported missing by the SFPD last Friday,” 94.9 said in a statement posted to their social media accounts.
“Since then there has been no traceable activity on his cell phone. There has also been no activity on his credit cards or other banking information.
“These updates are of course incredibly concerning, although we continue to hope and pray for better news,” the post continued.
Fans are now supporting Vandergrift’s colleagues and family as they left a small display of candles, flowers and signs outside the iHeart radio station building in the Bay Area.
“Take JV home,” reads a sign.
“We love you, JV,” says another.
San Francisco police have asked the public for help in locating the man who has been missing for nearly a week
In a recent statement, Wild 94.9 said they continue to ‘pray for better news’
Police described the radio DJ as ‘at risk’ and asked the public to watch out
“I send prayers and wishes your way for JV’s safe return, Natasha. We love you both,” one person wrote under one of Yi’s most recent photos of herself
Listeners have also expressed support for Natasha, who has also been quiet on social media since his disappearance five days ago, as supporters have flooded her pages to share messages of support.
“I send prayers and wishes your way for JV’s safe return, Natasha. We love you both,” one person wrote under Yi’s most recent photo, posted before her husband went missing.
‘Pray JV will be back soon! He’s a good guy with a good heart and needs all the love and good energy his way,” said another.
“Natasha – hold on. I hope you can feel the arms of the bay around you,” one wrote.
“We love you and JV, and I am disgusted with the audacity of anyone who can leave critical comments on your page, knowing what you are going through right now,” the person continued.
Yi, a playboyish model and actress, has two million followers on Instagram.
Before he seemingly stopped using Instagram in 2022, Vandergrift had shared dozens of photos of his wife and them together.
However, it was his last post of August that really worried fans.
Listeners have also shown support for Natasha, who has been quiet on social media since his disappearance five days ago
Vandergrift and Yi married in 2006 after three years of dating and later renewed their wedding vows in 2017
Supporters have flooded Yi’s pages to share messages of love for the DJ’s wife
Vandergrift works at Wild 94.9 in San Francisco, California
Listeners pointed out that, according to him, the message was originally shared as a celebration of National Radio Day Twitter account was changed.
The DJ or someone with access to his account edited the caption to thank his fans for their support and used language in the past, leading many to worry about his safety and mental health.
The post’s original caption read, “It’s #NationalRadioDay, I know, who cares about a fart!!? Been on 94 since 94. Wow, that’s long!! Super grateful to each and every one of you who have been on this journey with me.”
Since editing the caption and disappearing, the comment section has since turned into a place for his fans and loved ones to send him love in hopes he gets to see it.
Dear JV. You are loved. We are all praying for you and thinking of you,” one person wrote.
“We are all praying for you and thinking of you. Sometimes it’s nice to get away and clear our heads, but we’re worried about you,” said one commenter.
“JV… listen to your listeners. We’ve been listening to you since the 1990s. Now it’s your turn to listen to your listeners. You are so loved!! We still have more than 40 years to listen to you on the radio! Praying for your safe return to your family,” another fan wrote.
“Hey friend, come home. We miss you and love you, Brother. At least let us know you’re safe,” someone else said.
“Hey friend, come home. We miss you and love you, Brother. At least let us know you’re safe,” said one commenter on Vandergrift’s Instagram post
Vandergrift, seen here with his wife Natasha, in a photo posted to Instagram
This is the Instagram post that had its caption changed, raising concern
The San Francisco Police Department requests help locating Vandergrift
Vandergrift and Yi got married in 2006 after three years of dating and later renewed their wedding vows in 2017.
The couple soon got together for several projects, including the production of their show, the Dog House Comedy Show.
On YouTube, the couple has a successful joint account with more than 10,000 followers. Some of their videos have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
While the two thrived in the spotlight, JV took a short break in 2021 after he was diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to The Sun.
Vandergrift is described as a white male, 6’0′, 180 pounds, bald and brown-eyed.
According to police, he has several tattoos, including those on his arms and above his right ear, and was last seen wearing black sweatpants.