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Second man reported missing from Huntington, WV

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According to a news releases issued by the Huntington, WV Police Department they are looking for two missing men.

Police say a man's car was found on the 31st Street bridge on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Huntington Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau has identified the man as 37 year-old James Darren Mathis. He is described as a white male, 145 pounds, 5 ft. -11 inches tall.

Investigators say Cabell County 911 dispatchers received the call at 2:14 a.m. on Friday Dec. 13, 2013 of a suspicious or abandoned vehicle on the 31st Street bridge. They began their investigation after noticing that no one was in the car.

According to the news release, officers from the Huntington, WV Police went to the address where the vehicle was registered. 

Family members told officers they last saw Mathis about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Officers add that family members did not notice Mathis was missing from the home until around 1:30 a.m. the next morning. 

The Huntington Police Department and the United State Coast Guard conducted a search of the Ohio River on Friday, Dec 13, 2013 but did not find Mathis, according to the news release.

Investigators also say the West Virginia National Guard did a search by helicopter but came up short.

Anyone with information on Mathis or his whereabouts is asked to call the Huntington Police Department tip line at (304) 696-4444 or 911.

There is no indication from police in the news release that this missing person case is related to a case involving Randy Paul Martin.

Huntington Police reported they were investigating Martin's disappearance on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.



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