ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Police in Ithaca are searching for a man they say went missing under “suspicious” circumstances from the Jungle.

Ithaca Police, New York State Police, and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department are searching for 33-year-old Thomas Rath, who was last seen in the area referred to as “the Jungle” behind Lowes on May 17, 2023.

Thomas Rath (Courtesy: Ithaca Police)

According to IPD, “the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are suspicious in nature and law enforcement is concerned for his safety.” Police said a search of the Jungle on May 27 failed to find Rath.

Rath is around six feet tall, 145 pounds, and was last seen in black jeans, a black hoodie, and carrying a blue bag. He also has multiple tattoos, including a black and pink heart on his neck.

Anyone with information on Rath’s whereabouts should contact Ithaca Police in any of the following ways:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
  • Anonymous Email Tip Address: