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    OH - La'Ron Harris, 27, Akron, 21 February 2016

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    Missing Akron man's cell phone pinged in Cleveland, Rocky River
    He drove his car into Cuyahoga River last Sunday

    Akron, Ohio -
    Akron police are searching for a man who has been missing for more than two days after he crashed his car into the Cuyahoga River.

    Family and friends of La'Ron Harris, 27, have been searching the river in the Merriman Valley alongside Akron firefighters and police for two days. Some said they believe Harris is dead.

    Akron police said they still classified Harris as a missing person since he has not been found. Family members told investigators it would very unusual for Harris to go more than two days without contacting anyone.

    "I just can't give up on him," his live-in girlfriend Teylor Nurse said while searching on the banks of the river. "I told him I would have his back through everything. I know he'd be doing the same for me."

    Harris about 2:30 a.m. Sunday was at the Lazy Gator bar in the Merriman Valley's bar complex. A friend, 25-year-old Kaila Watkins, asked him for a ride home, according to police.

    The two got in the car and Harris drove out of the parking lot onto Weathervane Lane. Instead of going with the curve in Weathervane Lane towards Merriman Road, Harris drove into an apartment complex driveway and crashed through a wooden barrier.



    The car plummeted into the Cuyahoga River and sunk. Watkins told police they both escaped the car. She swam against the current to the riverbank and was unharmed.

    Akron Police said they searched the river banks, but had no updates as of Monday, eight days after La'Ron was last seen.

    Akron Fire has jurisdiction over the water, and searched the river last Sunday and last Monday and found no signs of Harris.

    "We can't eat, can't sleep, can't do nothing," said Justen Harris, La'Ron's younger brother. Family and friends have searched the river banks day and night, but turned up nothing.

    Then, they hired a private investigator out of Youngstown.

    That private investigator tracked La'Ron's phone and found it pinging in two spots -- stationary on W. 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood and moving on Old Detroit Rd. in Rocky River.

    The ping means the cell phone hit cell phone towers within a four-mile radius.

    http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index...g_for_man.html

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-n...nd-rocky-river

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    I wonder if he some kind of head injury and got amnesia? Or maybe he is on the run if he was driving drunk in fear of a DUI.

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    How can a phone ping in two places at once?

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    OH - La'Ron Harris, 27, Akron, 21 Feb 2016

    La'Ron Harris, 27, drove his car into the Cuyahoga River in Akron after a night out last Sunday around 2:30 a.m. His passenger, Kaila Watkins, escaped the sinking car and swam to safety.

    Akron Police said they searched the river banks, but had no updates as of Monday, eight days after La'Ron was last seen.

    Then, they hired a private investigator who tracked La'Ron's phone and found it pinging in two spots -- stationary on W. 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood and moving on Old Detroit Rd. in Rocky River.

    The ping means the cell phone hit cell phone towers within a four-mile radius.




    Early article: http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-n...river-in-akron

    Update: http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-n...nd-rocky-river

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    I wonder who discovered the phone pinging. If it was LE and the PI just relayed the find to the media then it could have been before La-Ron's car went into the water. If the PI discovered the pings that would be after the accident and maybe Mr. Harris made it out of the car and may be wandering around not knowing who he is. I know my phone is waterproof for a short period of time so maybe his would still ping after going into the river. However like Papa Rob said how can a phone ping in two different place?

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    is it possible that perhaps Laron left his phone at the bar and someone took it? Maybe that would explain the pings.
    I would think that the phone would have gotten wet and damaged if he made it out of the car....

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmyhumbleopinion View Post
    Every time I check this link, I just want to cry. This family is hurting so bad. I would invite them to join WS, maybe we could help them in some way, but I don't have a FB account.

    Anyone willing to invite them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighairdontcare View Post
    is it possible that perhaps Laron left his phone at the bar and someone took it? Maybe that would explain the pings.
    I would think that the phone would have gotten wet and damaged if he made it out of the car....
    No he had his phone on him this is crazy my brother has been missing for a year he never was in that car the more information comes out added with time shows how could he just vanish into thin air out of a car ??? that female that was with him whole story is deluded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esse View Post
    Every time I check this link, I just want to cry. This family is hurting so bad. I would invite them to join WS, maybe we could help them in some way, but I don't have a FB account.

    Anyone willing to invite them?
    Im his brother we are very angry & very confused how does a an disappear into thin air for a year now how is this possible i was there i drove to akron when call came in stayed at hotels for weeks searching on foot nothing police hasn't did much to nothing fyi if that was me unhurt left that female i would been main suspect in her disappearance Akron police swept my brothers case under rug 😡


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    James, I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I can't imagine how hard this must be.

    I read about your brother when he first went missing. He has such a warm smile.

    I have wondered about the cell phone. Did you or your private investigator ever figure out why it was pinging in two locations? Was his phone ever recovered?

    I'm glad that you joined.

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    La’Ron Harris hasn’t been seen since Feb. 20, 2016, when he drove a car containing him and a female friend into the Cuyahoga River. She emerged from the river while he didn’t.

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loca...-persons-cases



    La'Ron Harris was last seen on Weathervane Lane after a car accident. He drove his car into the Cuyahoga River behind an Akron apartment complex in the Merriman Valley sometime after 2:30 a.m. on February 20, 2016. He was never seen again.

    https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/loca...-persons-cases
    Last edited by JerseyGirl; 10-09-2017 at 11:53 AM.



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