News Alert!!: Camp Pendleton, CA: Please help find a United States Marine who went missing on return from leave.
The family of a United States Marine from Camp Pendleton, California is asking for help finding their son after he went missing, likely somewhere in the southwest.
** Picture from Stacy Wallace via NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12: **
Lance Cpl. Job Covey Wallace was last seen Monday, September 16th, 2019, leaving a friend’s home in Surprise, Arizona.
The 20 year old Job Covey Wallace was on his way back to Camp Pendleton, California after a 3-day leave.
Job Covey Wallace is with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
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According to his family, Job Covey Wallace became impossible to contact after stopping to see the friend in Arizona, but his vehicle was spotted on surveillance video Tuesday morning near Fort Hancock, Texas.
The family isn’t sure if it was Wallace actually driving the truck.
“Job Wallace, my heart knows you are alive. I don’t know if you’re with a group, kidnapped, or if you ran away. I REFUSE to believe anything but that you’re alive. If you read this somehow or someway please know that we will never stop searching. The military has assured me they want to find you safe and no harm will come to you,” the Marine’s mother wrote on Facebook Thursday.
Wallace’s mother Stacy tells Fox 5 San Diego that Job Covey Wallace loves the Marines and passed several college scholarship opportunities “because he felt it was his duty to serve his country.”
Job Covey Wallace’s truck is a silver, 4-door 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac pickup with Arizona license plate CRF 9682. He is about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
Job Covey Wallace was last seen wearing jeans, a blue and gray Colorado t-shirt with a small emblem on the left breast, brown leather slip-on shoes and glasses.
The Wallace family said on Facebook that the Marine Corps and FBI were aware of his disappearance, though the FBI did not believe it was a criminal case, and because Wallace is an adult, they will not be involved in the investigation.
The Surprise Police Department is investigating, and anyone with information was asked to call Detective Keri Hernandez at: 1 623-222-4000.
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