Michael Davids Vanishes En Route To Play Video Games (UPDATED)

12/07/2012 04:21 pm ET | Updated Dec 10, 2012
  • David Lohr Senior Crime Reporter, The Huffington Post

Authorities in Minnesota, along with a nationally recognized search team, are asking for the public's help in locating Michael Davids, a 21-year-old man who disappeared last week.

UPDATE: According to Tricia Reis, from the CUE Center for Missing Persons, Davids was found safe Saturday night. "Thank you all for your responses to a family in need. This is truly the outcome we all hoped for," Reis said. No further information has been released.

Original Story:

According to the CUE Center For Missing Persons, Davids left his home in Andover, a city located about 20 miles north of Minneapolis, at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

"He was into playing video games and was supposed to go over to his friend's house to play games. That was his intention but he never made it there," CUE founder, Monica Caison, told The Huffington Post.

Davids' friend's house was located about two miles away from his own home. Whatever happened to him along that short route way remains a mystery.

Both Davids and his 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, license plate number 3AK-187, are missing.

"We are really concerned for his safety," Caison said. "His family does not believe he took off on his own. I've been told it would be 100% out of character for him to do that. [His family is] completely distraught; worrying about him."

Volunteers with the North Carolina-based CUE Center are on the ground in Minnesota searching for Davids today.

"We have people out there looking at any areas where he might have gone off the road," Caison said. "They are also checking parking lots, hotels and places like that in case something else may have happened and the car was abandoned somewhere."

Davids is described as 6-foot-4 with brown eyes, brown hair, 220 pounds and a pierced left ear. He was last seen wearing a dark grey sweatshirt and shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Anoka County Sheriff's Department at 763-323-5000 or CUE Center For Missing Persons at 910-343-1131. A "Help Find Mike Davids" Facebook page has been established to provide updates on the case.

Founded in 1994, the CUE Center for Missing Persons aids families and law enforcement in cases of missing persons nationwide. The organization is staffed by volunteers and is funded entirely by donations. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives.

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