UPDATED-FOUND: One Of The Twins From France Reported Missing

PHOTO: [UPDATED 8:05 PM] Lakewood’s LCSW is asking residents to be on the lookout for a missing man, one of the Twins From France who is missing since yesterday.The 23 year old Twin out of Crown Heights, Yakove Gouran, is believed to be heading into Lakewood for a scheduled show.

He’s described as 5’6, green eyes, black hair and driving a grey Econoline van with NY tag EWV-253.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LCSW immediately at 732-367-1212. TLS

UPDATE: 8PM. The Twin has been located, COL – a Lubavitcher website – says.

The other twin reportedly called police after his brother failed to answer his phone while doing an errand.

But after contacting police and Shomrim as well as LCSW, it turns out his phone battery died and his brother panicked.

UPDATE 8:05 PM. There are conflicting reports as to whether he was located or not. Another Chabad website – CrownHeights.Info, says the boy is still missing.

UPDATE 8:25 AM. The boy has been located and is reportedly doing fine.

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  1. Moish, why are you joking about a serious thing?
    If he’s missing, as in kidnapped and held for ransom, I highly doubt he’s coming to lkwd tonight for a performance. Otherwise, how would he be missing?

  2. Does he have a medical history? Why would you be looking for a healthy adult?? If there is fowl play suspected call law enforcment (not LCSW ?!?).

  3. Supposedly crown heights shomrim contacted Lakewood shomrim asking for there assistance being they believe he had travel plans comming in to Lakewood and the deal area

  4. The NYPD and Shomrim volunteers are searching for Yakov Gourin, 23, after his twin reported to police that he has been missing for 18 hours. Yakov’s married twin brother, Yisroel, became concerned after Yakov failed to show up for a scheduled performance, and had not made any contact with him – something which had never happened before.

    He was last seen at 11:00pm last night. His vehicle, a 1993 ford Econoline license plate number EWV2533, is missing as well.

    If you have any information that may lead to his whereabouts, please contact Shomrim at 718-774-3333.

    Update 7:48 PM: Yakov has still not been found, but was possibly seen at 1:00pm today in Boro Park. This sighting has not been confirmed, and is the source of some false reports and rumors.

    Our information has been confirmed by the police department, who have filed a missing person’s report and are coordinating with Shomrim to try and locate him.

    CrownHeights.info has also confirmed this information with Yisroel Gourin, Yakov’s twin brother, who says he has absolutely no idea where other sources have gotten their information from.

    Update: 8:01 PM: The story seems to have an interesting twist:

    We have obtained information that Yakov has disappeared along with five thousand dollars in cash and his passport.

    We will continue to update this story with verified information as it unfolds.

    Update: 8:52 PM: We remain in constant contact with the Shomrim search team, the NYPD and his brother Yisroel. No confirmed contact has yet been made with Yakov since last night.

  5. We are pleased to report that as of 4:30 this morning Yakov has been found and is doing fine. We will provide further details when they become available

  6. From crownheights.info:

    “We are pleased to report that as of 4:30 this morning Yakov has been found and is doing fine. We will provide further details when they become available. “

  7. i dont know y thy even posted this whole story!! isnt he old enough to do what he wants? he’s 23!!! he could take care of himself!

  8. referring to a 23 yr. old as a boy? this story has a lot of holes in it. don’t think people got their facts straight from the get-go.

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