Family Needs Your Help In Search For Missing Man
Posted September 25, 2000
FAYETTEVILLE — It has been almost a week since anyone has seen or heard from Mark Coffey. His car was found abandoned, and he has not shown up for work. His family is asking for your help.
Cathy Coffey's husband owns two car stereo shops: one in Wilmington and the Coastal Car Stereo store in Fayetteville. She says her husband travels to his Skibo Road store every Monday to take care of paperwork. He usually stays at the Cottonade Square Guest Inn through Wednesday, but last week, something was different.
"He told me he was going to get something to eat, and that's the last time I talked with him," she says.
When her husband did not return home on Wednesday, Cathy called the hotel to see if her husband checked out. When he did not check out of the hotel, that is when she got worried.
"I remember what he told me. He wanted to come home so I could cook for him," she says. "That's what I keep remembering."
Last Friday, Fayetteville police found Mark's truck with the car stereo ripped out behind a Lowe's store across the street from Mark's business.
Police also found a small amount of blood on the door, but Cathy is hoping for the best that soon her husband will be coming home.
"I'm just sitting by the phone, waiting for someone to call," she says.
The Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington will be looking for volunteers Thursday to help in the search. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call1-877-838-7852.
The center is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to Coffey's whereabouts.