Michael Jay Amico Wallace is a man who has been missing since February 2003. He grew up surrounded by a large supportive family and close friends. He was editor of the school newspaper and class president at Leominster High School.
Everyone around him considered him intelligent, talented and destined to become successful. He was diagnosed with clinical depression when he was 18 years old. At the time of the diagnosis, Mike was in his senior year.
Michael immediately sought treatment after getting diagnosed with clinical depression. He received the best treatments available for clinical depression at the time. After completing high school education, he attended Harvard University and majored in organizational psychology.
Michael continued playing football until he suffered an injury that kept him off the football field. In 1995, he graduated from Harvard University. He worked in Cambridge, MA, for the subsequent three years.
Michael especially suffered from depression during the cold winter months. To reduce the impact of depression, he decided to move to California in 1997. There, he started working for SUN Microsystems. In his 20s, Michael began to feel that his depression was draining energy from him and the people around him.
Michael fell into a serious bought of depression after experiencing several painful events. Over a small interval of time, he lost his father, separated from his wife, and got fired from his job. He attended therapy sessions for his depression but felt few people could understand him.
Michael also began to feel that he was a burden to his family. Every day he would call his family and apologize for being a burden. His family assured him that he was not a burden to them. While talking to his family, he mentioned his idea of walking away and taking a new identity.
Michael thought that starting a new life would be better for him and the people around him. His family became increasingly worried about his well-being and began making plans to bring him home. On February 4, 2003, Michael went missing from his Menlo Park home in California.
Nineteen years have passed since Michael disappeared. His family still grieves about his disappearance. Police have not found any clue about where Michael could be. Anyone with the information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at 650-363-4050.