- A radio DJ in California’s Bay Area has disappeared after making a chilling final post on his Instagram page
- Jeffrey Vandergrift has been missing since Thursday night. The caption of a post he wrote in August 2022 was edited shortly after his disappearance
- “Thank you for a wonderful life filled with joy, laughter, pain and struggle,” the post reads, along with a picture of Wild 94.9 radio host Vandergrift
A Bay Area radio DJ has disappeared and may have left a chilling final message for his fans and loved ones in the wake of his disappearance.
Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift, 54, host of the JV Show on radio station Wild 94.9, was last seen at his home in San Francisco around 10 p.m. Thursday.
A post on Vandergrift’s official Instagram account dated August 20 was recently edited to change the caption to the past tense, in which he thanks his listeners and says he’s had a good life.
“Thank you for a wonderful life filled with joy, laughter, pain and struggle.” It’s been a great journey. “Your support and prayers meant the world,” the caption reads.
His listeners, friends and family are now asking the public to help find him and bring him home.
Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift, 54, host of the JV Show on radio station Wild 94.9, was last seen at his home in San Francisco around 10 p.m. Thursday. Officials have described Vandergrift as “vulnerable” and are urging anyone who may have information about his disappearance to come forward. After his disappearance, fans pointed out that the Wild 94.9 host had edited an Instagram caption to be past tense used, and thanked the fans for their years of love and support
According to his Twitter account, the post was originally shared to mark National Radio Day.
“It’s #NationalRadioDay. I know who cares!!?” Been at 94 since 94. Wow that’s a long time!! “I am very grateful to each of you who have been with me on this journey,” he wrote at the time.
Since he edited the post and disappeared, the comments section has evolved into a place for his fans and loved ones to send him love and support in hopes that maybe he sees it.
“Dear JV. You are loved. “We are all praying for you and thinking of you,” one person wrote.
“We are all praying for you and thinking of you.” Sometimes it’s nice to just get away and clear your head, but we’re worried about you,” said one commenter.
“JV… Listen to your listeners.” We’ve been listening to you since the 1990s. Now it’s your turn to listen to your audience. You are so loved!! We still need more than 40 years of listening to you on the radio! “I pray for your safe return to your family,” wrote another fan.
“Hey buddy, come home.” We miss you and love you bro. At least tell us you’re safe,” another person said.
Fans also gathered outside iHeart Radio San Francisco station over the weekend to leave flowers and messages of support for Vandergrift and his colleagues.
San Francisco police ask for help locating Vandergrift. The San Francisco radio DJ who disappeared last week said he was suffering from mysterious brain problems just hours before he disappeared from his home. Fans also gathered outside station iHeart Radio San Francisco weekend to leave flowers and messages of support for Vandergrift and his colleagues
Natasha has remained silent about her husband’s disappearance as she works closely with investigators.
She is a former Playboy model and actress who appears on DJ’s radio show. The model was frequently featured in various advertisements for Target, Sony and Marriott.
Her current focus is on her Instagram account, where she showcases model photos and her figure to her 2 million followers.
JV and Natasha tied the knot in 2006 after a three-year relationship. They renewed their wedding vows later in 2017.
The couple quickly bonded over various projects including producing their shows, The Dog House Comedy Show.
While the two thrived in the spotlight, JV took a brief hiatus in 2021 after being diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to The Sun.
Vandergrift, here with his wife Natasha, in a photo posted to Instagram
San Francisco Police Department officials released a statement last week urging the public to keep an eye out for the “vulnerable” man.
In a statement released by Vandergrift’s radio station, his colleagues said they were worried sick for him and were working with police to get him home.
“We are deeply concerned, and we know you are, that our own joint venture has been reported missing by the SFPD,” Wild 94.9 said in a statement.
“We are working closely with them and his wife Natasha, who is also a dear friend and member of the WiLD 94.9 family.” it further in the statement.
Vandergrift is described as a white male, six feet tall, 180 pounds, balding, and brown eyes.
According to police, he has multiple tattoos, including those on his arms and above his right ear, and was last seen wearing black sweatpants.