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Family & friends search for missing man

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The search continues for the 49-year-old Dededo man that was reported missing since June 17. And now family members and co-workers are asking for the public's help in finding him.  "Please contact the police, let them know where they see him," pleaded Eileen Fieldhouse, whose husband Ben has been missing for the past several days.   

"Just hope that he's and pray that he'll be coming back wherever he is right now, come back home," she added.

Ben is currently not living with his wife and two children. His supervisor at the Port Authority of Guam, Harbormaster Frank Santos says Ben took annual leave from May 12 through June 17, and never returned.  "Ben is very reliable very dependable employee, always come to work," he said.  "Ben Fieldhouse is just like one of our family in the port and were really concerned."

Santos say he contacted the Dededo Mayor's Office to find out where Ben lives, however had no luck even after checking for the his home the entire week and his phone was disconnected.  "When we arrive at the house his pickup is still there [sic], we knock at the door several times, we even shout and call his name but there's no response," recalled Santos.

Santos says he also received a couple of calls from people who might have seen Ben in the Tiyan and Hagatna areas, but again, had no luck. 

It was an area of the Harvest Baptist Church that authorities say Fieldhouse was last spotted. "I know when he needs help, said his wife, "he always go to the church...he likes the outdoors, he likes to go hiking, he likes to go walking, he use to ride his bike but because of an accident he couldn't."

Eileen says she was notified that Ben's passport and other items were still at his home, so she does not believe he left the island. She also admits that there relationship is currently unstable, yet hopes that he can hear this message: "Please put our differences aside and just think about our kids, think about his kids. That's it."

Fieldhouse stands about 5'6", weighs 140 pounds with a light complexion, and is a member of the Harvest Baptist Church. Guam Police Department Spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia says the Criminal Investigation Section is actively conducting searches with Guam Fire, SWAT, the Dededo Precinct, and volunteers from the church.

"If he's not able to be located within a certain timeframe and there is no further information then the case will be suspended pending further development," said Balajadia.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

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