INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A Mooresville man, heir to the famed Gray Brother's Cafe, has had a secret for eight months. His mind has been fixed on far-off, revolution-ripe Cairo, Egypt.
Andrew Gray says his wife took their kids there in April to visit her biological father and never returned. He says a month later all phone contact ended.
"I know they're in Cairo somewhere," said Gray. "I got a phone call and it wasn't a very good phone call and all contact stopped."
He kept his story a secret he says because he was hoping this would resolve itself.
His kids Keagen, 4 and Layla, 1 are now the focus of Facebook page Bring Keagen and Layla Home .
Gray believes his wife was brainwashed by her family in Egypt.
"The first time she came back from there [Egypt] she was scared to leave the house; she thought the stickers on the mailbox were stickers marked by the government," said Gray.
He says local law enforcers suggested working with the F.B.I which he's trying to do. He also has established contact with Sen. Richard Lugar's office.
"This is the last point I wanted to be at is on camera talking to a news crew or filing charges of kidnapping," said Gray. "I just want my kids home. I know eight months doesn't seem like a long time but I'm starting to forget what my daughter sounds like."
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