Update: We are sad to relay the news that Colin Devlin was found dead in Pennsylvania. Devlin’s restaurants have always been among our favorites and this is a very sad loss for the community. Our thoughts and best wishes to all of Devlin’s family and friends.
The 42-year-old restaurateur reportedly went missing yesterday following a disheartening business meeting, in which he learned his restaurants—which include DuMont, DuMont Burger and, until recently, the Michelin-star honored Dressler—were facing financial problems.
Devlin’s wife reportedly became concerned after receiving a text message earlier today asking her to take care of their children. She told officials that he could be heading to Pennsylvania, where they have a second home—and, apparently, a .38 caliber revolver.
Police confirmed to the paper that Devlin entered the Holland Tunnel on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.
Pennsylvania State Police found Mr. Devlin dead in his car near a cemetery in Fogelsville, Pa., from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the official said. Police have recovered the gun. There was no note in the car. It will be up to the local medical examiner to determine an exact cause of death.
Colin Devlin the 42-year-old owner of Williamsburg restaurant DuMont (as well as DuMont Burger and the recently closed Dressler) is missing according to police. He was last seen Wednesday at 2:25pm leaving his apartment on Devoe street. From Metro:
Police are asking the public to assist in finding Devlin, who they describe as 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, with blue eyes and brown and gray hair. When he left his house on Wednesday, he was wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers