Police are searching for a fashion designer who vanished from his home in Williamsburg’s McKibbin Lofts on Saturday night.
Friends say they last saw James “Jay” Ott that evening and that he was captured on a surveillance video entering his building at about 10 pm.
“Jay’s family and friends are extremely concerned and anxious to receive any word regarding Jay’s health and safety,” said his pal and co-worker Beatrice Kim. “His health and safety are our primary concern. If he is seeking help and confidentiality is a concern, we understand, but we would love to hear that he is safe.”
Friends described Ott, 31, as 6-feet-2 with thin, light-brown hair and blue eyes.
Ott works for the Los Angeles-based fashion investment firm Dock Group and has also worked as a designer for J. Mendel and the Row.
He was profiled by the entertainment website Stylelikeu in 2009. A video of that is below.
People with information on Ott’s whereabouts should call the 90th police precinct at (718) 963-5368.