Monday, May 20, 2013

Iraq Veteran missing in Gainesville

Iraq veteran Larry Vantassel still missing in Gainesville
Forrest Smith
May 20th, 2013
Gainesville Police Department
Larry Vantassell, 52
Gainesville police say they still haven’t been able to find 51-year-old Laurence Vantassell.

Police have considered him missing and endangered since Saturday, when he apparently called his out-of-state parents and indicated he was thinking of killing himself. Vantassell is a combat veteran from Iraq, and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and other undisclosed injuries.

GPD spokesman Ben Tobias told WUFT Monday morning that a friend of VanTassell’s said he might have checked into a rehab facility, which the friend said he has been known to do.
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