Police Hopeful Andrew Koenig is Still Alive

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Police in Vancouver, B.C., are hopeful that actor Andrew Koenig is alive and simply laying low. The Growing Pains star has been missing more than a week.

Investigators haven't found the actor, who has not been heard from since the week before last, but say they remain "hopeful" he's out there and is alive.

The publicity surrounding the disappearance of Koenig has triggered many tips to the Vancouver Police Department, according to Constable Tim Fanning.

"Right now we feel like we've really exhausted our resources on this case," Fanning told E! News today. "So [the many new leads are] good news."

"Our detectives are following up on a number of new tips."

Hopefully, Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig will turn up.

So far, though, police have been unable to confirm any new sightings of Koenig since February 14. Fanning declined to comment on a "despondent" letter from Koenig that his father, former Star Trek star Walter Koenig, referenced on his website.

Police have also notified officers and employees in and around Stanley Park, where Andrew was last seen and liked to visit, to stay on watch for any information.

The 41-year-old Koenig emptied out his apartment in Venice, Calif., recently, a friend says, because he wanted to start over in Vancouver, his "place for solace."

Fellow Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron recently released a statement pleading for his friend to contact him: "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return," he said. "Andrew, if you're reading this, please call me."

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