NC NC- Joseph Michael Blake (aka: Sol Vein Zivek), 51, Ellerbe, Richmond County, March 2019

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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Law enforcement Wednesday morning began a wide search for an Ellerbe man believed to be “depressed”.

    Joseph Michael Blake, 51, who changed his name to Sol Vein Zivek several years ago, according to Major Jay Childers, was reported missing by his father on Friday.

    Childers said Blake was last seen or heard from at the end of March. Blake had been depressed following the death of his live-in girlfriend, according to Childers.

    “We’ve conducted initial investigative steps and we are now expanding to see if he may be in the wooded areas near his residence,” Childers said.

    The search area is in the northern part of Ellerbe. Childers said Blake is believed to be in the area around his home because he does not have access to transportation.

    Anyone with any information related to Blake’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 997-8283.

    There are approximately 45 people in the search party representing 12 different agencies. Those agencies are the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond County Emergency Services, Ellerbe Fire Department, Ellerbe Rescue Squad, Cordova Fire and Rescue, Hamlet Fire and Rescue, Pineland Search and Rescue, N.C. Emergency Management, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Anson County Emergency Management, Ansonville Fire Department, Aberdeen Fire Department, Moore County Public Safety, Kannapolis Fire Department and the American Red Cross.

    Missing man in Ellerbe believed to be ‘depressed’ | Richmond County Daily Journal
     


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    I'm posting this because it is a better pic of Sol. I know this family, I went to school with Mike (aka Sol), but haven't seen or heard from or of him in years. His parents are the salt of the earth. There were mental health issues many years ago. *modsnip*
     
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    There was a SAR group involved yesterday.

    The Richmond Observer - Search ends for missing Ellerbe man

    This article answerd two of my main questions :
    1- Where he lived.
    2- How he was last "heard" from.

    Now I just wonder why the name change and what the significance to him was.
     
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    New Missing Flyer. Is there a WS'er among us with ties to the trucking community? I would like to get this flyer out to them.

    I learned from Mike's sister that he had an appointment the first week of April to reapply for his CDL's. He went missing a few days before the appointment. Mike has never been in any kind of trouble but he doesn't really like to play by the rules. His sister believes he may be traveling and working under the table for a trucker.

    He left everything behind except his pistol. It is believed that he would take it for protection. He usually carried. The fact that he did not take his phone is not a big deal. It wasn't working.

    CUE out of Wilmington, NC will be conducting another search near his home in a month or so - as soon as the leaves have fallen, and the dense areas can be searched more effectively. Mike loves fishing, and the water in general, and sadly, he was depressed.

    About the name change... We believe the name change has to do with Slavoj Zizek, a philosopher with who Mike would identify. (Like a play on the name.) While Mike is a sweet and mild mannered man, he can come up with some crazy talk, and will babble on as long as someone will listen!

    I really want to get this flyer out to the truckers. Mike's family is having a really hard time right now.

    I know Mike has been entered into Missing Pieces and his sister was to get him listed with Namus.

    I will apply to get Insider Verified and Mike's sister will also be joining us.

    Thanks for your help!!
     
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    Sorry I'm so late in replying. I'm the director of The Truckers Missing Child Project nationwide. We do feature critically missing adults and his flyer is now being shared.
    Hoping he is found ASAP.
    Chi
     
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    Thank you so much, Chi ! I knew someone here had trucker contacts, but couldn't remember who.
     
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    Thank you!!!! I couldn't remember!!
     
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