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Boner Update: Still Missing

Despite the best efforts of Vancouver authorities, Andrew Koenig, 41, best known for his role as Boner Stabone on Growing Pains, is still missing. Although his trip to Vancouver was not related to the Olympics, I am choosing to cover this as an Olympics-related story, because, well, why not? It’s Boner, people.

Koenig was reported missing last Thursday after he wasn’t on a return flight home to Venice, California last week. Authorities have combed over 150 miles of trails in Stanley Park, where Koenig was last seen on February 14th.

His father, Walter, stated on his website that he received a letter from his son with a “despondent tone” on February 16th.

“I think it’s something that has been part of his makeup for a long time,” the father said, adding that drugs were not involved. “There is no episode (that triggered his depression). There is nothing of that nature.”

The last time the family heard from Koenig by phone was Feb. 9, according to the father’s website.

At this point, authorities are ruling out foul play. Investigators believe that Koenig, who once lived in the Vancouver area, simply “doesn’t want to be found.”

I’m not so sure it’s a good idea to rule out foul play at this point. These sit-com sidekicks are an odd breed, run in strange circles and the rivalries between them and other former stars can grow incredibly intense. Case in point: does anybody know if Shavar Ross, a/k/a Dudley Ramsey from Diff’rent Strokes, happened to be in the Vancouver area last week? I heard there was some bad blood between the two. Find Dudley and you might just find Boner, which in a way, perfectly summarizes that “Bicycle Man” episode of Diff’rent Strokes. Just saying.

Boner from ‘Growing Pains’ still missing in Vancouver [USA Today]