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Volunteers, police search for Daniel Cobb

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - As the sun rose Tuesday morning a group of volunteers joined the Guam Police Department search for 55-year-old Daniel Cobb, missing for over a month. Among them: Bertha Almaeda, a family friend. "He's a kind man and helps with disabilities, he has some friends but its not like he knows all the people in the island," she said.

Cobb is described as 5'11:, between 160-190 pounds. He was last seen leaving the American Dialysis Center at the intersection of Route 1 and i5 in Harmon on July 13 at around seven o'clock at night. He was driving a green 1996 GMC Jimmy Wagon with license plates MAN-6962. He is known to use a walker or cane due to his left foot being amputated.

GPD Criminal Investigation Section Officer A.V. Camacho said, "We've broken down the search into different sectors, we are going to start off with the northern area of Guam, which includes Yigo, Dededo, Harmon, and the Latte Heights - Route 15 area."

Volunteers were asked to stay within the parameters set by police and not to wander down trails or enter private property. The volunteers were split into teams to comb the island. GPD Sergeant Elizabeth Flickenger was asked if she had any leads as to what may have happened or why they haven't been able to locate a vehicle. She said, "I don't want to say at this point until we get some facts in the case. So today is searching for more facts so we can come to closure for the family."

A family hoping and praying thousands of miles away, clinging to hope. Cobb's wife and three children are off island due to a medical emergency, saying, "It's been pretty hard, it's a shock, because Elaine (wife) has been back in Hawaii for her son's surgery and the sad thing is she is really stressing out dealing with all her problems with her son when she can't leave her son and then hearing about her husband missing her."

For now, his wife and children have their faith and these fine folks who volunteered giving unselfishly to lend a hand. "Some of these efforts - these are just all volunteers there's nothing special about them they just want to come and help. Some people don't want to be involved however as you can see this morning there are actually some people who care for the people here on Guam," she said.

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