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Search continues for New York fashion designer Jay Ott

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It has been over a week since anyone saw or heard from 31-year-old James "Jay" Ott. He was last seen in person on March 22, though there were a few surveillance camera shots of him in the early hours of March 23. The camera in his apartment building, McKibbon Lofts in Brooklyn, NY, shows him entering on March 22, just before 10 pm, and then leaving again at 4:35 am on March 23. Additionally, a nearby bodega camera shows James walking by around 4:50 am, heading for Manhattan. He was reported missing when he didn't show up for work on the morning of March 24.

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Jay is a fashion designer, who once worked with the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. He is 6'2" tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a beard and glasses, and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, gray pants, a yellow scarf, a blue knit cap, and white sneakers. Apparently, Jay suffers from issues with anxiety, and may or may not have a drinking problem. It has been suggested that he may have checked himself in to a treatment facility, seeking confidentiality, but friends and family find it unusual that he hasn't contacted them. They just want to know that he is safe.

Is it normal for Jay to be out and about at 4:30 on a Sunday morning or would that be considered out of his routine? More importantly, where was he going? Considering there has been no sightings of him since, his intended location may be crucial to his current location. Is he seeking treatment? Did he come across foul play, while walking the streets of NYC? If you have any information regarding James "Jay" Ott's whereabouts, please contact Brooklyn's 90th Precinct at 718-963-5368, the "Friends of Jay" number at 718-710-7919, or email findjayott@gmail.com. Hopefully he is found soon, completely safe, and is able to return to his normal life.

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