New York bride-to-be postpones nuptials to search for missing dad

A New York bride-to-be is putting her wedding plans on hold while she searches for her father, who disappeared hours after being fitted for a tuxedo for her special day.

Raymond Locascio, 62, vanished July 8. Cops found his locked vehicle two days later near hiking trails in Bear Mountain State Park. Suzanne Locascio says she is baffled by her father’s disappearance.

“He had gone that morning and actually called and talked to me about his tux. He was excited for it,” Suzanne told WCBS-TV. She said he had even chosen the song for the father/daughter dance at her wedding.

Locascio lived with his wife Barbara in Cornwall, a town about 50 miles north of New York City. He was a bank courier on his way to his office in Peekskill when he disappeared. Barbara Locascio wonders if her husband became disoriented.

“He’s a diabetic,” Barbara Locascio told the station. “He hadn’t had lunch. He works crazy hours. He had been up since two in the morning.”

Locascio was having financial problems. The wife said the family home was in foreclosure. The daughter noted that her father was not paying for the wedding, which was planned for October.

State Police told WCBS that they have not ruled out anything, from foul play to suicide to a horrible accident.