Clarence Darnell Weaver was last seen on a surveillance video at 9:59 p.m. Dec. 18, 1997, at the M&I Thunderbird Bank on West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler where he withdrew hundreds of dollars in cash. His maroon Chevrolet pickup was found seven days later on Christmas behind an Olive Garden restaurant at 1261 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa.
Weaver, 42 at the time, left behind his pregnant wife, Emma, and his 6-year-old son, Collin. Emma told The Republic that she had been married to Weaver for more than 11 years and that he called her seven or eight times a day while at work.
The last time she saw him was Dec. 18 as he left for work. Emma said she paged her husband throughout the night beginning about 7 p.m. when she got home from work. He never responded.
Inside Weaver's truck, police found his wallet, credit cards, receipts and a cane he used because of an arthritic hip.
Emma said her husband worked two jobs, was never late and was overprotective of her.
At the time of his disappearance, he was described as 6 feet tall, 214 pounds, with a military-style haircut. He had a goatee, glasses and walked with a mild limp.
"We've exhausted all leads," Gilbert police spokesman Lt. Joe Ruet said.
Now Detective Scott Zuberbuehler will check to see if there's "anything that could have been overlooked or new resources that were not previously available," Ruet said.
It's unclear whether Weaver is dead or perhaps a missing person who doesn't want to be found. If he is found but doesn't want his family to know where he is, police can't give his family his location, Ruet said.
Anyone with information on Weaver's whereabouts should contact Gilbert police at (480) 503-6500.