MISSING Mental health often plays role when young people disappear

Family searches
for answers after man walks away from Agoura treatment center


SEARCHING—Jack Stein showed signs of a promising future until he vanished six months ago. Courtesy photo

Zoë Kustritz was in the mood for celebrating July 13, 2021 when she went to Basta restaurant in Agoura Hills for an Italian dinner.

The then 26-year-old and her mother were in town from the East Coast to witness what seemed to be a turning point for Zoë’s 24-year-old brother, Jack Stein, a Minnesota resident who had been staying at Inspire Malibu, a drug and alcohol treatment center.

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