IN IN- Jabari B. Mbwelera, 26, Fort Wayne, 16 January 2019

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  1. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Police are searching for Jabari B. Mbwelera, 26, of Fort Wayne. They say his family and friends have not heard from him since Jan. 16.

    Jabari is described as being 5’7″, weighing about 165 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

    Officers ask that anyone with information on his location contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1222.
    FWPD looking for help locating missing man
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Video at link.

    ‘If you know something say something’; Family of missing Fort Wayne man asking for your help

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    Jabari’s parents say they just want him to come home. They say Jabari is always in contact with someone in the family on a regular basis.

    His parents say they last heard form him when he called from the Lassus Handy Dandy on Spy Run asking for a ride home, but since then, it’s been silence.

    Now, his parent’s say his phone goes straight to voicemail.

    They also say Jabari’s neighbor has video of him on her ring doorbell the day he went missing.

    [...]

    “Jabari we love you, and we want you home. This is an indescribable pain that you can’t even explain. I don’t want to continue to have to bare this, so we would ask that if you know something say something. I just also ask that those who can and will to continue to pray for him,” said Kathryn

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    Community gather for vigil for missing man

    Bring Jabari home. That’s what the 26-year old’s parents, family and friends prayed for Wednesday night.

    The community gathered at the Abundant Love Church holding out for hope during the vigil.

    Jabari Mbwelera was last heard from on January 16th when he called for a ride home from at a gas station on Spy Run.

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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Did someone actually go pick him up or could he have walked home? If you look at Google Maps just across the street from the station he called from is a walking path that goes up to a river. And if he was walking out of the area eastbound he'd have to take a bridge over another river. That could be a concern. if he was ill or impaired in any way. Google Maps

    There was a vigil for him yesterday so hopefully, that will spark someone's memory of seeing him. Community gather for vigil for missing man
     
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    I wonder if the video on the neighbor’s ring doorbell was before or after he called needing a ride?

    I, too, would like to know if anyone picked him up. I *hate* that there’s water nearby. Ugh...:(
     
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    No new news. This just breaks my heart.
     
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    Strange cases in that area of the city, the Nguyen case and now this one.

    The Lassus closes at 11, FYI.
     
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    FEB 7, 2019
    Family of missing man still looking for answers three weeks later
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    The reward for information on his disappearance is now up to $5,000.

    Mbwelera's family said they're dumbfounded.

    "Dumbfounded, heartbroken. Just unbelievable," said KM, Jabari's mom. "I had communicated with him that day and he seemed to be okay. He was well. I did find out later that day that he an altercation with someone. I found that out from the police."

    [...]

    The last known family member to see Jabari was his dad, KM, who picked him up the morning of the 16th.

    "His car had broken down on him and he had requested that it be taken to a mechanic shop, but there was some confusion. For some reason they did not take it there. They took it to an impound lot," KM said.

    Later that night, KM had missed calls and texts from his son, suggesting something happened.

    "He said he was experiencing things that he did not think were normal, and he wanted to talk to me about that," he said.

    [...]

    KM said a neighbor shared video from her Ring doorbell with police. It showed Jabari getting into a white Cadillac.

    After that, the trail went cold.

    His family believes getting Jabari's phone records will help them find their son, but KM said police have not pulled the records.

    "I know that his phone would tell us the last person he spoke with, the last person he text, and what he was doing days prior to his disappearance," she said.

    [...]

    (Names changed to initials by me)
     
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