Search organized for missing Flat Rock man

Todd Martinez disappeared on New Year's Eve. Now his family is organizing a city-wide search.

"It's really hard, I miss him, it's not like him at all," said Gloria Sturgill, whose son is missing.

35-year-old Todd Martinez called his mom Gloria Sturgill every single day, but that all changed on New Year's Day.

"He didn't call me that morning so we came by to see. His door was wide open, every light in the house was on and he was gone," said Sturgill. "All his shoes were missing, his shirt was on the floor, it was sopping wet, and I don't know what happened after that."

Martinez' landlord was the last person to see him and that was on New Year's Eve.

"He said that Todd seemed kind of nervous," Sturgill said.

In the time that has passed, the family has been desperately looking for answers.

Sturgill said "We tried to search because I thought he walked over here to the boat launch, and then at the park, so we searched everywhere."

Flat Rock was his home. He just got the apartment in June. The family says his disappearance is unexplainable.

"He was known around town but everyone spoke so highly of him and was just a complete shock at his disappearance, we are lost," said Amanda Hubbard, Martinez's sister.

Now the family is calling on the community for help in the search. At 9 a.m. Saturday morning a search party will meet at the American Legion Hall in Flat Rock.

"Saturday we are going to search all this area by the water, by the park, just to see if we can find him so we would like the support and help, if they can come and help us search for him," said Sturgill.

Fox 2 spoke with Flat Rock police who say this is still considered a missing person case. They said there's nothing to indicate foul play, but they also add that they offer their support for the family and hope for a large turnout on Saturday to help give this family peace.
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