Search on for Grandview man whose car was found in Prosser

By Tyler Richardson, Tri-City HeraldMay 9, 2013 

Prosser police are searching for a Grandview man who has been missing since Sunday when his car was found abandoned on Wine Country Road in Prosser.

A friend of Miguel "Mike" Gomez said the 31-year-old was last seen at a gas station in Richland on Sunday around 10:15 a.m. Gomez' gray PT Cruiser was discovered across from the VFW in Prosser a short time later with his cellphone inside.

Police do not suspect foul play at this time and they have no indication Gomez wanted to commit suicide, said Prosser Police Chief David Giles.

Police have searched the area where Gomez' car was found with a helicopter and search teams.

Gomez's friends and family told police he had been acting "strange" in the days before his disappearance, Giles said. Gomez made a call to Richland police Sunday that that was jumbled and "didn't make a lot of sense."

One of Gomez's friends said she had plans to watch a boxing match with him Saturday, but he never showed up for the fight and did not return text messages.

Police have entered Gomez's name into a national database and will continue to interview his family and friends, Giles said.

Gomez is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds and was last seen wearing black jeans and a blue button shirt with a vest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Prosser Police Department at 509-786-2112 or the Gomez family at 509-203-5495.

-- Tyler Richardson: 582-1556; Twitter: @Ty_richardson

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