The family of a marine recruit who has been missing for two months was back out Sunday looking for him.
Boston police say Joseph Brancato was last seen by an acquaintance near Mendelsohn Street in the city's Roslindale neighborhood on Nov. 18, 2017.
Brancato's family says he did a lot of training at the Stony Brook Reservation in Roslindale, and they think something could have happened to him there.
But the only sign of the missing 21-year-old in Roslindale are the signs posted around his neighborhood.
Brancato's aunt, Andrea Brancato-Walke, helped put the flyers up and is hoping they help solve his disappearance.
"I would never wish this on someone else’s family," Brancato-Walke said. "It’s been eight weeks and we’re scared. We are afraid that something potentially bad could have happened to Joey."
Brancato's family says he was training and living with a recruiter, but then he vanished just before Thanksgiving.
According to them, the recruiter claims Brancato left for the holidays.
Police have searched the recruiter's office, which was then closed, and Turtle Pond in Roslindale, where Brancato regularly trained. It's a place his family now hopes to find any sign of him.
"Whoever did something to Joey or whoever knows where Joey is they need to get this message loud and clear: my family is not going to stop looking."
Brancato's family said he didn't own a cell phone, but had one his recruiter provided for him.
When he supposedly left for Thanksgiving, they say he didn't take the cell phone with him.
Boston police have been assisted in their search by state police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.