Seamus Gray, US Navy sailor, missing in Waukegan, Illinois
Illinois police are looking for a member of the US Navy who they say has been missing for nearly a week.
Seamus Gray, a sailor assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes, did not show up at his assigned time, according to the Waukegan Police Department.
The police reported Gray was last seen in the early morning hours of March 18.
According to police, officers were contacted on March 21 about his disappearance.
The department’s police chief and Gray’s mother could not immediately be reached for comment by USA TODAY.
But police and his family say Gray left Naval Station Friday night and headed south to Waukegan for a night of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, CBS News reported.
Video outside a bar provided by police shows Gray walking past a dumpster in an unknown direction looking at what appears to be a cell phone.
The research scope
Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said The search ended early Thursday because resources had been exhausted after numerous land and air passes.
Search efforts expected to resume on Friday, he said, will focus on the water and near the naval base, he said.
Crews are focused on the Lake Michigan shoreline and beaches, Mullen said.
“We’re never without contact,” the sailor’s mother, Kerry Gray, told CBS. “The only time I never heard from my son was when he was in bootcamp. We talked 10 times a day, whether it was silly memes, whether it was just texting.”
Anyone with information on Gray’s whereabouts is asked to contact Waukegan Police at 847-360-9001.
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