Posted in NYC on March 27, 2014

Jay Ott

Jay Ott, a 31-year-old fashion designer who lives in the McKibbin Lofts, was last seen on video surveillance footage entering his apartment at around 10 p.m. on Saturday night. His friends say they've had no contact with him since then, and have reported him missing; they have launched extensive search efforts, and are asking anyone with information to contact them or the 90th Precinct.

"He did not come into work on Monday, which is not very typical of him. That's when we all started to get worried," Beatrice Kim, who works with Ott at fashion investment firm The Dock Group, told us. "When we all started talking to one another, that's when we realized no one had heard from him since Saturday evening, which is not usual at all." - [Gothamist]

This story was from Wednesday morning (3/26) and still no news on missing fashion designer Jay Ott. If you have any information please contact Detective Thomas Pisano at the 90th Precinct at 718-963-5368. There's also a Facebook page and an email address set up: findjayott@gmail.com. Hopefully he'll be found soon.

An ABC 4 News story on his disappearance is below...

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Comments (77)

This is scary

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 6:20 PM

How has he been seen walking into his apartment, but not out of it. That's the truly disturbing thing about it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 6:37 PM

I think I seen him giving handjobs on berry.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 7:09 PM

imagine that a sissy in brooklyn how much you want to bet he is a transplant too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 7:22 PM

I hope he's alright somewhere and not pulling an "Elinidis". Come home Jay!

Posted by Douglas | March 27, 2014 7:35 PM

RIP "Fashion Designer" Jay Ott

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 7:40 PM

"He did not come into work on Monday, which is not very typical of him. "

So his not showing up for work is SOMEWHAT typical. LOL.

Posted by Douglas | March 27, 2014 7:41 PM

If Avonte Oquendo lived in the Mckibbin lofts would BV put up a post about him missing?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 7:48 PM

It's incredible how many assholes post comments on BV. Hopefully this guy is found and he's ok.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 8:08 PM

Male Caucasian with a beard and glasses in Brooklyn? How is this gonna narrow things down?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 8:38 PM

Ha Ha please jay do the neighborhood a solid and stay lost u dont belong here and hopefully u learned your lesson and never turn up

Posted by eazy L | March 27, 2014 9:02 PM

They found jay sucking cock

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 9:05 PM

9:02 is from Ohio.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 9:50 PM

8:38 I have to admit that I laughed out loud at your comment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 9:59 PM

Wow. If you don't have anything decent to say mind your own. Easy L your a joke

Posted by Bnice | March 27, 2014 10:05 PM

What the fuck is wrong with you people? This is a real person who is actually missing. He is an actual friend of mine and an amazing person and friends to a lot of people who are all generally worried about his well being. Don't post nasty comments to be a fucking asshole.

Posted by Amy | March 27, 2014 10:09 PM

7:41 - Lol, i thought the same thing when i read that!

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 10:47 PM

Very confused. Is this whole thing a joke? I just noticed the frowny-face drawn over his right shoulder in the missing person flyer. I really can't tell if this article is being sincere or not...

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 11:22 PM

11:22 Yeah, wtf is that face doing there? Kinda disrespectful.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 11:41 PM

11:28 > No, not all of us feel bad. Please do not speak for all of NYC. Thanks.

Posted by Ted | March 27, 2014 11:43 PM

^ Thanx for the update.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 12:23 AM

11:22 weird.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 1:51 AM

Wow, trolling is one thing when you're doing it to 99% of these posts because you don't like the band or you want to piss off an artesian hummus maker but show some fucking class. This man is missing and has family and friends who care about him, now is not the time to be so fucking uncaring.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 3:05 AM

Not woth a news. He dont have kids who are waiting for him. This is a non event.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 4:35 AM

3:05 Shut up!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 6:15 AM

Doin' the ol' Elinidis Two Step!! Am I right New York!!!??

Posted by Douglas | March 28, 2014 6:19 AM

What he choked to death on a powerful stream of cum? That pic up there says it all btw did he have downs syndrome or was he autistic? His parents should have aborted him

Posted by eazy L | March 28, 2014 11:01 AM

Sad. Some of y'all might be too young to remember Josh Rubin. I hope it doesn't end badly for Jay Ott and he's found to be safe and sound. http://ditmasparkcorner.com/blog/crime/remembering-josh-rubin-on-the-anniversary-of-his-disappearance-and-murder

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 11:17 AM

Best wishes in finding this gentleman.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 11:47 AM

He's probably still giving handjobs on berry

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 12:07 PM

Anyone check the library?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 4:11 PM

Cruising 2 : Erectric Boogalube

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 7:13 PM

WHY the HELL is this even posted here?? Because he is a white hipster beardo? He has NOTHING to do with music! There are hundreds of missing African Americans in this city—you choose to post about a white fashion designer?! To HELL with you!

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 10:10 PM

"If Avonte Oquendo lived in the Mckibbin lofts would BV put up a post about him missing?"

No fooling that was exactly my first thought too. Saw his posters all over the city too. That poor child, how my heart breaks just thinking about him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 10:11 PM

He looks able bodied, in his right mind, old enough to know how to take care of himself .... what are these posters not telling us? Did he owe a lot of money to drug dealers? Did he frequent the NSA M4M ads on CL

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 10:14 PM

This is eerily reminiscent of the Jeffery Dahmer fiasco...

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2014 10:52 PM

***WHY WHY WHY***

WHY THE FUCK is there a frowny face drawn in his MIssing Person flyer?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 1:08 AM

Most self-absorbed pieces of shit on earth = people from New York

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 3:32 AM

3:32 - Fuck you!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 5:42 AM

The poster looks like one that's made be hipsters with way too much time on there hands that's trying to be ironic. A lot of people won't think it's real.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 7:31 AM

Sound the alarm everyone, stop everything, and white guy is missing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 7:33 AM

Jay is nott alive anymore :) thank god

Posted by lawrencenyc38@gmail.com | March 29, 2014 9:58 AM

c'mon, let's make more comments.

gossipy fucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 10:38 AM

SOMEBODY DIED ASSWIPES!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 10:56 AM

^ that's a real assed hole comment to make

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 12:42 PM

Attention attention it is now time for the Murphys Law ska song jay is at bushwick and palmetto seriously is he retarded? Look at that poster he a herb he got lost walking in a khole ended up on Fulton and someone kicked his ass or sold him so they could sell his organs on the blackmarket not that complicated? Hopefully he just killed himself he would b doin us all a favor maybe he'll wash up near the canarsie pier seriously I hope he ok check libraries

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 1:40 PM

as a non-transplant, someone who was born and raised here, why would you bother making a joke about this? his friends and family don't find them funny, i'm certain of that. what if it were your friend or brother. get lives!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 4:28 PM

F U to anonymous and every hater on here. I know for a fact you guys are losers, it doesn't matter that you were BORN in nyc, HAHA! WHAT A JOKE THAT WHOLE IDEA IS!!!. You had NO CHOICE where you were born!! You are just as lazy as you talk about. NYC was made by people who want to do something with their lives, and they come here. YOU are only here because you were born here, you fing losers.

And, yes, this site WOULD have put up a flyer for Avante Oquendo, if he lived near here. You are a racist for sneering that white people here would not. Like your racism??

And do not pretend you are "just typical NYC people joking". You are not joking, you are miserable people who do nothing, and then make fun of people who do something, and make money, and push you out, haha! New Yorkers do not act like hateful losers, just the opposite. it doesnt matter where you guys are from, you are just lame ass home-sitting-do nothing- fat ass losers.

Posted by Just because you're a loser | March 29, 2014 5:07 PM

amen, just because your a loser! agree with every word!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 7:33 PM

His corpse is going to b a bit waterlogged the strays will be able to eat little easier tonite :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 8:05 PM

why is this on a music blog?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 10:41 PM

Look, I'm at berry park right now and I think I see him giving handjobs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2014 11:51 PM

Just for the record, I told my family "if I ever die or go missing, whatever you do don't go on Brooklyn Vegan to read the comments for any sympathy or clues to my disappearance". And my family said "Don't go on wha? Wha' fuck is a 'Brooklyn vegan'?"

So no worries here, from this native New Yorker ;)

Posted by A native New Yorker | March 29, 2014 11:53 PM

Im stoned, and these comments are fuckin rad! Please more comments! MORE!

Posted by MORE! | March 30, 2014 2:03 AM

I'm not miserable at all 5:07, but you seem a bit emotional about this whole thing. Makes me think you may have had a hand in the flyer design. Well, did you? Because you do realize that the frowny face doodle does give the whole thing an ironic or tongue in cheek feel to it? You do see how a flippant gesture like that kind of diminishes the seriousness of the situation, if it is indeed true after all and not some elaborate hoax? Of course you don't see that, you just felt compelled to put your little "tag" on there, put your bit of creative flair .... on a missing persons flyer. Do you see it now? Do you?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 2:28 AM

Native New Yorker here and I got a handie tonight from Andrew Sacher. Is that relevant?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 2:49 AM

the native new yorker call from an anon username on a shit message board reeks of desperation, is camp as fuck. are you the native american new yorker who despises everyone post 1492? do you claim to have anything to do with new york's magnetism which draws creatives such as jay to design, and positively influence his surroundings? crass or not, new york is about change. your disconnect with the beauty that shapes new york makes me pity you and your insular, drab life.

your wit is lacking and world view pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 12:53 PM

The real deal? Hahaha. Your world is so small.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 1:18 PM

***HOAX HOAX HOAX***

This is a HOAX! The flyer is a fake. Look at the frowney face. He is NOT MISSING! This is a publicity stunt. Wake up IDIOTS!

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 4:12 PM

Jay is not really missing guys... Look closely at that flyer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 9:22 PM

12:53 is adorable, isn't she?

Please post some more of your philosophy, 12:53. I am a bit bored at the moment, and I did find your little thesis quite entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2014 9:32 PM

THIS IS NOT REAL. TAKE IT DOWN. THE MISSING PERSONS FLYER IS A JOKE. THERES A FROWNY FACE ON IT. DONT BE SO FUCKING GULLIBLE!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:04 AM

THIS IS REAL. HELP US FINED JAY OTT.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 1:21 AM

^ Spam.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 5:38 AM

I dunno about yani living that life

Posted by Eazy L | March 31, 2014 2:07 PM

That missing person flyer is mad disrespectful to Jay. Please come home!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2014 9:03 PM

I think Will Farrel should play him in his biopic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2014 4:38 AM

Will 10:55 be joining Jay soon?

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2014 7:00 AM

WHO FUCKING CARES? This is a music site, not a damned fashion gossip column. Get this shit of my freaking internet screen! Okay?

Posted by Amy-Leigh Fatso | April 1, 2014 7:51 PM

7:51 AMEN SISTER! Tired of this gossip shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 12:13 AM

Partner her with former #1 city gal Karen,vey god

Posted by buffet niterói | April 3, 2014 12:50 AM

I hope he is found safe. Some people are just twisted, to all of the creeps that comment here, why don't you find something better to do with your time then hide behind the internet and say fucked up stuff about someone you don't know? Get a life & start being an active part of functioning society. I don't know jay but my heart goes out to him, his friends, and family. And to all the awful people with despicable comments and thoughts, I hope you can turn your live around and make something positive of yourself. Where are you jay??

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 2:00 PM

I want more detective pairings.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 2:35 PM

Solange Knowles and Woody Allen

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2014 4:42 PM

This homo didn't pop up yet?or at least wash up

Posted by Eazy L | April 3, 2014 5:59 PM

How dare you trolls say bad things abt this man! He was sweet, kind, and talented! This is fucking 2014! There are gay people everywhere. Stop with the hate and disgusting comments. If someone was straight would you be saying these disgusting sexual things?! No ! Bc you are sitting behind a computer being an ugly hearted troll! The reason this has gotten so much media attention is Bc of the bizarre circumstances of his disappearance and that he has so many loved ones who cared for him! Just think nxt time you write something disgusting or hateful, imagine it was u who was missing and your friends, parents, or loved ones had to read this disgusting sexual grossness! Jay is missing and we need to find him! That is the point so pls- stop posting horrible things on here. This is why there is a high rate of suicide! Bc of awful disgusting comments such as these. I pray we find you jay!

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2014 9:29 PM

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