Police in Staten Island are investigating foul play in the disappearance of a Staten Island father whose last message before he disappeared was a plea for help from his mother.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Michael ‘Mikey’ Stewart has not been seen since December 21, when he went to a local pub in his neighborhood. Stewart’s aunt told the New York Post that in the early hours of the next morning, the 40-year-old father of one sent a desperate text message to his mother, reading: “Please help me Mom.”
According to a New York Post report, Stewart was seen “on surveillance footage arguing with two men outside a nearby barbershop” as he exited the bar. The New York Post now reports that a woman has made an ominous confession to police, furthering suspicion that Stewart may have been a homicide victim.
A source told the New York Post that the unidentified woman told police that her boyfriend had “killed somebody — and he made me go with him to get rid of the body in New Jersey.” Law enforcement sources reportedly said they believe Stewart had some type of relationship with the woman and her boyfriend, but the nature of the relationship remains unclear.
A police source told the news outlet that investigators believe something happened between the three people that led Stewart to be stabbed. The source said that law enforcement official are attempting to get information from the girlfriend about the suspect crime.
The couple has not yet been arrested, but the source said “they’re going to be charged eventually.”
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide updates when more information is available.