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    CA - Luke Arduini, 28, Oakland, 1 Jan 2014 - Yahoo software programmer

    The search is on for a software programmer at Yahoo who went missing without a trace New Year's Day.

    Friends say Luke Arduini of Oakland, California is a brilliant Javascript programmer and that his employer has gone so far as to hire a private investigator to find the 28-year-old.

    Arduini has disappeared without telling anyone before, but the private investigator says Arduini--who's ominous last Instagram photo was of the Bay Bridge--has a history of emotional instability.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2pvpkDNGy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    The search is on for a software programmer at Yahoo who went missing without a trace New Year's Day.

    Friends say Luke Arduini of Oakland, California is a brilliant Javascript programmer and that his employer has gone so far as to hire a private investigator to find the 28-year-old.

    Arduini has disappeared without telling anyone before, but the private investigator says Arduini--who's ominous last Instagram photo was of the Bay Bridge--has a history of emotional instability.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2pvpkDNGy
    Lots of good info in that link ^^^ Thank you. He had gone to Thailand once without telling anyone? Wow, that's something. But what about his cat that he left? And the article says he is diabetic and doesn't have his insulin - that is the most alarming.

    The fireworks pic isn't too weird, but maybe the bridge one is... bridges make me queasy. Hoping you come home soon kiddo.
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    Hopefully this young man is ok.
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    Police have said there's evidence he did make it home, although where he went afterward is a mystery.
    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/...oo_missing.php
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    Luke's FB - https://www.facebook.com/luke.arduini - not much on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    Lots of good info in that link ^^^ Thank you. He had gone to Thailand once without telling anyone? Wow, that's something. But what about his cat that he left? And the article says he is diabetic and doesn't have his insulin - that is the most alarming.

    The fireworks pic isn't too weird, but maybe the bridge one is... bridges make me queasy. Hoping you come home soon kiddo.
    BBM. Those two things are what bothers me the most about this. It doesn't seem like he'd just walk away without at least emailing/texting/calling someone to ask them to take care of his cat. Leaving his insulin behind is odd too, unless he really did have plans of suicide and didn't foresee needing his insulin in that case (did the pressures of his job get to him? I can't imagine that would be a completely stress-free job). Hope he comes home safe soon. He seems like a very smart guy.

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    He is a deep thinker:
    http://luke.xxx/
    Last post seems to be on boxing day, and while he is pondering a lot of things I couldn't see anything that made me worried about his mental state.

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    https://twitter.com/luk
    When I bring his twitter feed up, it says he last posted on 2nd Jan.

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    Yahoo hires PI to find ‘brilliant’ programmer who’s been missing since New Year’s Day

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-gone-missing/
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    CBS article:
    V=http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/09/search-on-for-yahoo-developer-missing-since-new-years-party-in-sf/
    Can I link a friends twitter? There are comments that indicate he did not travel to Thailand on his own.


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    Missing person page, with photos of his tattoos:
    http://findluk.com/

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    I think his disappearance either has to do with his diabetes or his emotional instability.

    I don't know if and how much he drank on New Year's Eve, that plus mental health issues can spark some things too I would suppose.
    Since he went to Thailand without telling anyone before I hope this is just another thing like that and he didn't go out and harm himself.

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    He's been missing for almost 2 weeks. I really hope he is okay and will contact anyone soon.

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    Yahoo Hired A Private Investigator To Find A Missing Programmer


    http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/...-A-5138119.php
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    Hello,

    I am a friend of Luke's. I want to elaborate (and correct) a bit of info... Hoping someone in this community can help us find him because the police are doing NOTHING to help.

    - Luke was not diabetic. He came down with mono and thought it might be diabetes... That's why there was a testing kit in his apartment. Anyone can buy one (he got his at Walgreens).

    - Luke was not "emotionally unstable" as this PI claimed. Up until three days after he was reported missing, the PI had not spoken to any of Luke's family or friends... He went off information from people who did not know him.

    - Luke had been living in CA for a few months. He had not been there long but was able to make quite a few friends.

    - He has never travelled to Thailand alone, as claimed in some reports. He travelled with friends to train and compete in martial arts (there are pictures on his social media sites of this-- with Luke AND his friends).

    - He lived in an apartment in Oakland, alone, with his new kitten.

    - When Luke left his friend's apartment on New Years Eve, he got into an "Uber Car" (car service) and returned to his apartment in Oakland. He may have changed clothes, and may have been wearing a purple Yahoo hoodie, slim jeans, and red Chuck Taylors.

    I have contacted the various news outlets to correct this information but so far no one has gotten back to me. Oakland Police have essentially told us that they are not treating it as a priority because he is an adult and they cannot prove foul play.

    I have called the hospitals in the area, as well as the medical examiners office and surrounding police departments. There has been no sign of him.

    Please... If you can help... It would be SO appreciated.

    More info is here: http://findluk.com .

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