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missing Canyon County man

Yet another California man vanishes without a trace

by Kelly Hartog

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who is reported as “depressed,” and went missing Sunday from Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley, reports Santa Clarita Valley’s The Signal.

Tomas Sanchez Figueroa (pictured far-right), 40, disappeared from his Canyon Country home around 10 p.m. on February 5.

Shirley Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said, “Mr. Figueroa appeared very depressed and his family is very concerned for his well-being.”

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a description of Figueroa: five-feet-five inches tall, 168 pounds, brown slicked-back hair, moustache and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, a white flannel jacket, brown jeans and black boots.

Sanchez’s last post on his Facebook Page was a photo he shared from user, Die Hard Survivor, on February 3 at 11:51 p.m., depicting different types of campfires.

At 6:45 p.m. on the same day he posted a photograph of himself next to another man and two little boys and wrote, “Missed my family….”

Someone named Theresa Sanchez responded, “Kinda miss all you guys too. We should get together for lunch soon.”

Sanchez wrote back, “We should.” Theresa replied: I’ll message you tomorrow and get everyone’s schedule, days you’re here etc. And see what we can work out.”

The last exchange was a one-word response from Sanchez at 11:47 p.m.

“Please…”

Figueroa’s disappearance is now one of three that area detectives are trying to solve. Jake Roberson, 30, of Mission Beach in San Diego went missing on Jan. 13 and William Ciezran, 58, of Valencia, disappeared from his home on Jan. 26.

Roberson’s car was found on the northbound Interstate 5 freeway in Santa Clarita Valley on Jan 17, reports Santa Clarita’s Hometown Station. A note was found in his car saying he went to get gas.

Cierzan, who works at Six Flags Magic Mountain, reportedly spent the afternoon of January 28th at home with his visiting nephew before telling his wife on the phone that he was getting dinner started.

His wife, Linda Cierzan, told reporters that when she returned home that evening around 7 p.m., she found a cooked chicken but no sign of her husband. The stove had been turned off, she said, and his keys, wallet, and car were at the home. Mrs. Cierzan reported her husband missing later that night.

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Kelly Hartog is a journalist, editor, author, ghostwriter and book coach. She’s lived in England, Australia and Israel but now calls Los Angeles home, where she lives with her adorable Golden Retriever Bronte (named after Charlotte, not Emily).