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Search continues for missing McLean man, Thomas Duesterhaus

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Authorities continue to search for a missing McLean man.

Thomas Duesterhaus voluntarily left his Carlin Lane, McLean, home on June 17 and was “distraught,” police said.

The 37-year-old English teacher and youth minister had just found out his teaching contract at Bishop O'Connell wasn't renewed. The family says they learned it wasn't a criminal matter but didn't know much else. They're worried he's devastated.

After learning his contract would not be renewed, Duesterhaus went to Virginia Beach on a religious mission. An eyewitness told police she saw him swim into the ocean. Police found his travel bag on the beach 12 hours later. That was more than a week ago.

Tom is a 37 years old white male, 6ft 3in, 190lb, with blonde hair & green eyes. He may be driving his 1999 blue Buick LeSabre with Virginia tags, XMT-8126.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/06/mclean-man-missing-62757.html

This is the brother in law of a sorority sister of mine. He needs to be found.
 

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Northern Virginia Teacher Goes Missing

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His car is a 1999 blue Buick Lesabre. Police also say he likes to frequent "parks and [homeless] shelters." Officer Bud Walker says Duesterhaus has no history of mental illness. A bio available on a website says Duesterhaus has made "lifetime promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience" as a member of a Catholic group called the ”Youth Apostles Institute."

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2011/06/24/northern-virginia-teacher-goes-missing/
 

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Update: Family Of Missing Vienna Native, Bishop O'Connell English Teacher Tom Duesterhaus Asks For Help
Duesterhaus was last seen in Virginia Beach on Saturday morning.


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Update 12:57 a.m. June 23: Some of Tom Duesterhaus' personal property has been found in a bag on Virginia Beach, according to one of his relatives, who posted a Facebook plea for help on Wednesday night.

Duesterhaus was supposed to start a four-day retreat in Virginia Beach on Monday, the relative said.

http://vienna.patch.com/articles/vi...nnell-english-teacher-tom-duesterhaus-missing
 

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I have added the map to my signature.
 

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Students to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Duesterhaus
Bishop O'Connell students will have candlelight "wishing" vigil for missing teacher


Duesterhaus, who has been missing since June 17, was last seen in Virginia Beach. According to relatives, Duesterhaus was supposed to start a four-day retreat June 20 in Virginia Beach.

http://oakton.patch.com/articles/students-to-hold-candlelight-vigil-for-duesterhaus
http://oakton.patch.com/articles/students-to-hold-candlelight-vigil-for-duesterhaus
 

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Tom has published a book in November 2010.

From Amazon...
Tom Duesterhaus grew up in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., the sixth of eight children. He graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1995 with a B.A. in English, and received an M.A. in English from George Mason University in 2008. He began teaching in 1996, and in 1999 returned to his high school, Bishop O'Connell, where he continues to teach English and creative writing. Tom is also a member of the Youth Apostles Institute, a Catholic community of men that works with young people in parishes, college campuses, schools, and other settings. He lives in their community house in McLean, Virginia, and has made lifetime promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Amazon.com: The Loyal Treatment (9781456328030): Tom Duesterhaus
 

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http://vienna.patch.com/articles/students-to-hold-candlelight-vigil-for-duesterhaus
Attendees of Wednesday's vigil are encouraged to bring friends and family, as well as candles, flowers, poems and pictures, in addition to any items they want. The event also states the vigil is intended to give students "a chance to keep [Tom] in our thoughts and keep the hope alive." And that, "it should be respectful and peaceful."
 

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I live in the area and would like to assist in the search for this man. How would I go about doing that?
 

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'Jesus is on Tom's heels'
Hundreds gathered for Mass Tuesday night to pray for the safety of Tom Duesterhaus, last seen in mid-June at Virginia Beach.


http://catholicherald.com/local_news/detail.html?sub_id=16168

In an outpouring of love and support for Tom Duesterhaus, a lay consecrated Youth Apostle missing since mid-June, more than 200 friends, family, former students and coworkers attended a Mass Tuesday night at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna.

Youth Apostle Father Jack Peterson, director of the Youth Apostles, was the primary celebrant of the Mass, and noted in his homily the confusion brought on by Tom’s disappearance.
 

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Missing Teacher's Car Found in Rosslyn

An automobile associated with former Bishop O'Connell High School teacher Tom Duesterhaus, who has been missing for six weeks, was found Thursday in a commercial parking garage near the Rosslyn Metro station, Duesterhaus' family reported.

The car had been parked in the garage since June 17, the day he disappeared, according to his father, Rich.


More: http://clarendon.patch.com/articles/missing-teachers-car-found-in-rosslyn
 
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