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Sunil is gone. He's not where he's supposed to be. But going into hiding, planning a highly-publicized suicide, being in the throes of a nervous breakdown—whichever—this is certainly not a missing persons case in the sense that the public has come to understand them: An abduction or a murder. And, while the Tripathi clan's crisis is undeniably sad, a five-state all out manhunt for an emotionally disturbed, underweight youth who "always wears three winter coats" and has a history of mental illness frankly isn't merited. That such a mindbogglingly humongous search effort now also includes the supremely pricey services of the taxpayer-funded Federal Bureau of Investigations is also objectionable. Especially considering the unlimited financial assets the Tripathis have at their disposal for conducting this mission on their own, and that those resources should obviously have been spent on getting their troubled son treatment before he pulled a Houdini on them. "The police and FBI are going above and beyond the call of duty to find Sunil," his mother Judy, a health-care professional, recently told reporters, although nobody answered this reporter's request for clarification as to the reason why.