(2009-11-14) Phil Agre Missing

I just discovered that Phil Agre is missing. Agre, 49, was reported missing by his sister, who has not seen Agre since spring 2008. An out-of-state resident, Agre's sister said she became concered about him when she learned he had abandoned his apartment and his job sometime between December 2008 and May of this year. He's described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. At 6 feet tall and 120 pounds, he suffers from manic/depression. He sometimes wears a full beard. Jeez.

Update: Agre was found by the LA County Sheriff's Department on January 16, 2010, and was deemed in good health and self-sufficient. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_E._Agre#Disappearance

  • UPDATE, 1/31, 6:55pm: I received an email from one of the people who has actively been involved in the search for Phil, and she isn't satisfied with the information released by the police. "For several reasons we cannot provide details, but what we can tell you is that the police did talk with Phil for a few minutes," she said. "Police standards for removing a missing persons notice is quite minimal. Those of us guiding the search for Phil have more detailed information about the interaction between the officer and Phil that is not being made public. The information we did receive gave us no evidence that he is actually "safe". Therefore we are continuing to search for him."

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