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Man missing while visiting family for holidays


A Chesterfield family needs your help unraveling a mystery. Over the weekend, their 24-year-old-son, Robert Sweeney, disappeared while visiting for the holidays. Monday marks the third day he hasn't been seen or heard from.

"He's quiet, very intelligent, very personal," Randy Sweeney describes his son Robert.

His family says it's not like the 24-year-old to leave home and not alert friends or relatives of his whereabouts. The Newport News substitute teacher was visiting his family in Chesterfield for the holidays when he disappeared. His parents last saw him when he came to their home after midnight Saturday.

One thing that concerns his parents is that his car is still parked outside of their home.

"The fact that he walked out of the house with no keys, no phone, he didn't take his car keys, and no coat, his apartment key, his house key," his mother Terri Sweeney says it leads her to believe there's something suspicious.

His father is reviewing old text messages on Robert's cell phone for clues.

"The only thing that was strange is that on the 28th he went to a party and apparently fell and hit his head pretty bad. He didn't remember anything that happened after that. He was asking his friends ‘what happened'," Randy Sweeney explained.

Now they're trying to connect the dots to see if anything happened between December 28 and January 5, when Sweeney vanished.

"We're thinking if he had a concussion he may have wandered off somewhere, just going somewhere," Randy added.

His parents, hand in hand, are united with one wish.

"Just want to see him. We're praying that he's ok because he's somewhere," they said.

Chesterfield Police say they don't suspect any foul play in this case but they want to hear from you if you know anything that could bring Sweeney home. Just call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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