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Arthur Neal Jr. last seen morning of Dec. 20 at his home

By Todd Northrop

The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.

Arthur Weldon Neal Jr. was last seen at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street, police said.

The granddaughter of the missing 86-year-old fears the worst after her grandfather disappeared nearly 10 days ago — about the same time he won a nearly $20,000 lottery jackpot.

Lawanda Marshall says her grandfather, a physically and mentally strong man who works in masonry, vanished about the time he went to collect the winnings and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

It's "totally unusual" that he would go this length of time without speaking to family members, she says.

"He has very good physical health and mental health," Marshall said, "not your typical old man at all."

Detroit police describe Neal as a black male, about 5-foot-7-inches tall, 160 pounds with a medium complexion, gray hair and a full beard and mustache. He drives a black 1998 Cadillac Deville, with a Michigan plate no. BMZ7786.

He lives alone.

Marshall, describing her grandfather as "awesome" and "joyful," hopes her worst suspicions about his disappearance are proven wrong.

Detroit police ask anyone with information about Neal to contact the department at 313-596-5640.

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Posted: December 29, 2014, 9:58 am - IP Logged

Let's pray for his safe return.

Hurray!

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    SWATS Shawty
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    Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:01 am - IP Logged

    I hope he is taking a much needed vacation and maybe call them from a cruise ship. Praying for his safe return.

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      Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:21 am - IP Logged

      I just hope he didnt tell no one of his winnings.I hope and pray he is ok.

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        Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:25 am - IP Logged

        I hope he's Ok.

        86 ? looks like 76.

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          Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:31 am - IP Logged

          Let's pray for his safe return.

          Hurray!

          I hope that he is safe, and has not gone the way of Abraham Shakespeare.

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            Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:31 am - IP Logged

            I hope he,s found safe an sound. Another reason not to let everybody know you came into some big money.

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              Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              I hope he,s found safe an sound. Another reason not to let everybody know you came into some big money.

              ↑ i agree

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                Posted: December 29, 2014, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                I hope he's Ok.

                86 ? looks like 76.

                76 ? looks 106

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                  Posted: December 29, 2014, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                  Arthur Neal Jr. last seen morning of Dec. 20 at his home

                  By Todd Northrop

                  The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.

                  Arthur Weldon Neal Jr. was last seen at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street, police said.

                  The granddaughter of the missing 86-year-old fears the worst after her grandfather disappeared nearly 10 days ago — about the same time he won a nearly $20,000 lottery jackpot.

                  Lawanda Marshall says her grandfather, a physically and mentally strong man who works in masonry, vanished about the time he went to collect the winnings and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

                  It's "totally unusual" that he would go this length of time without speaking to family members, she says.

                  "He has very good physical health and mental health," Marshall said, "not your typical old man at all."

                  Detroit police describe Neal as a black male, about 5-foot-7-inches tall, 160 pounds with a medium complexion, gray hair and a full beard and mustache. He drives a black 1998 Cadillac Deville, with a Michigan plate no. BMZ7786.

                  He lives alone.

                  Marshall, describing her grandfather as "awesome" and "joyful," hopes her worst suspicions about his disappearance are proven wrong.

                  Detroit police ask anyone with information about Neal to contact the department at 313-596-5640.

                  Sound as if , Mr Neal Jr. jackpot winning could have been said in front of one to many people, greed cause him to be set up. They need to start at the lottery headquarter where he would taken the ticket to receive the check for his winning, then that could a clue or two, did he or somebody else cash in the ticket in. Check at his bank, see if he deposited some of the money at the bank, teller always if somebody is hanging another person who has a lot of cash. I just hope his family find him okay. But I won't hold my breath on this one.

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                    Posted: December 29, 2014, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                    I really hope he is just laying low and that nothing bad has happened to him. Frown

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                      Posted: December 29, 2014, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                      That's where I grew up, I hope he is found.

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                        Posted: December 29, 2014, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                        BananaHopefully, he just found a new girlfriend and  a free sample packet of the little blue pill and decided to enjoy himself, for a change.Banana

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                          Posted: December 29, 2014, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                          They should check the Casinos. If he plays the penny machines he could be there for months.

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                            Posted: December 29, 2014, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                            l say " Check Vegas"... They have a saying" What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"..that includes your one on one with the showgirls..

                            Get home safely Mr Neal, we hoping to read about your adventures.

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