Brother of former Jets defensive lineman missing

Junior Aumavae's brother, Keith, has been missing since Oct. 20.
Junior Aumavae was a member of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former NFL defensive lineman Junior Aumavae is facing a familial crisis, the one-time New York Jets player searching for his brother who has been missing for over a week.


Keith Aumavae is the brother of Junior, who spent a couple of seasons in the NFL as well as playing in both the Arena Football League and the Indoor Football League. He's been missing since Oct. 20, last seen in Palmer, AK and there have been no substantial leads as to his whereabouts.


“Keith suffers from several mental health disorders that do not allow him to live a normal stable life but his constant battle to strive to live a better life is inspiring to those that know his struggle,” Junior told Metro.


“His vehicle was not found at his residence — he drives a silver 2001 Sebring," Aumavae said. "Coming from a family of 13, 10 girls and three boys, Keith was raised to be a fighter. As long as we raise awareness and do our part to find Keith, we know he is doing his part in order to be found.”


Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a undrafted rookie free agent in 2010, Junior signed with the Jets in 2013.

Junior describes his brother as 5-foot-8-inches, about 380 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing “a black t-shirt, black sweater, & black sweatpants.”

The family is asking that any leads on Keith’s whereabouts be taken to the police.

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