Local authorities are searching for a Mt. Leo resident who vanished without a trace over two weeks ago.
According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, the man has not made contact with his friends, family members, or his employer since leaving his home on foot at 11:30 p.m. June 14.
The missing man is 27-year-old Marcelino Garcia Sandoval, who goes by the nickname “Flacko.” He is 5-foot-6 and weighs 140 pounds.
“Since he set out on foot, he has made no contact with any of his friends or family members,” said sheriff’s investigator Bo Ramsey. “His vehicle is still at the house and he has not shown up for work. We’ve tried calling his phone but he has not answered. We’ve stopped by businesses that he frequents, but he hasn’t been there either. No one has seen him since he walked out of his house.”
Ramsey said Sandoval was a reliable nursery employee who would not miss work without calling. He said investigators fear he might have suffered an adverse reaction to medication and suffered some sort of medical condition after walking away from his home.
Ramsey said investigators are preparing for the worst.
“We have searched the area looking for him in case he perished, but there’s been no sign of him,” said Ramsey.
Ramsey indicated the sheriff’s department has contacted family members in Mexico, but they have not heard from Sandoval either.
Sandoval was last seen in a red shirt with stripes. Anyone who may have information about his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 473-7863.