Former prosecutor Patrick Real, who has been missing for months, has a brilliant mind, is from a deeply rooted Lake City family and was in a serious relationship with a woman in South America, those who know him said.
Since April, family, friends and police have been looking for the 48-year-old Jacksonville man following his disappearance from a Girvin Road neighborhood.
He left no trace.
A friend who spoke with Real on April 13 called police nine days later, concerned he had heard nothing from him.
Police who went to the house in the Lena’s Walk neighborhood found Real gone, along with his wallet, cellphone and bicycle, his half-sister Linda Davis said.
His passport was still there.
Davis, who now has control of her brother’s credit and other accounts, said there has been no activity on them since he disappeared.