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A 38-year-old husband and father of two has mysteriously gone missing in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Tim Anderson was last seen on Monday, February 8 at the home he shared with his wife. According to news reports, Cathrall Anderson heard her husband getting dressed at about 4:30 AM Monday morning. She assumed he was leaving to take out the trash before work and fell back asleep.
Later, when she woke up, she noticed his work bag was still at home and called the wife of one of his coworkers. He was reported missing when it was discovered that he had failed to show up to his work at Northern Trust Bank.
On Monday night at about 7 PM, authorities were able to ping his cell phone, which led them to the Spring Creek Valley Forest Preserve, where his silver Acura was found locked and abandoned. According to his wife, Anderson has no known connections to that area and she isn’t sure why he would have driven his car there, if he in fact did.
Neither Anderson nor his cell phone have yet been found.
Cathrall told reporters her husband was wearing jeans, gym shoes, a Chicago Bears hooded sweatshirt, a black North Face jacket and a Chicago Bears baseball hat when he left the house. He is 6′ tall, weighs 215 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown and gray hair.
The couple have two sons – ages 3 and 6. Anderson’s friends and family say he is very “methodical” and that his disappearance is very out of character for him. They also say he had no known medical or psychological issues.
Local authorities as well as Homeland Security are involved in the search.
Anyone with information on Tim Anderson’s whereabouts should call (847) 368-5300.
UPDATE: 2/10/16 3:31 PM
Multiple news publications are reporting that the body of an unknown male has been found this afternoon in the woods where police were searching for Tim Anderson. No positive ID has yet been made.