Police say they are still searching for a man from north St. Louis County who went missing a week ago.
The search for 48-year-old Samuel Armstrong has intensified as police have deployed special search units including a helicopter provided by the St. Louis County Police Department and a search and rescue team from Eureka.
“[There] has been no sleeping, no eating, and people have had to take off from work,” said Pinkie Porter, Armstrong's aunt. “We have people from out-of-town because he never has done this before.”
Members of Armstrong's family said he left his home in Moline Acres on Saturday, February 28 at 4:45 a.m. without his belongings. They say he left his glasses, keys, I.D, money, credit cards, and cell phone. They also say there is a history in the family of mental issues, but nothing that would cause Armstrong to leave without warning.
“I know that there is a creek bed behind, close by his residence,” said Detective Sergeant David Bobo. “So a St. Louis County helicopter will be assisting me with the search.” Authorities believe having an eye in the sky will help them solve this mysterious disappearance quickly.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Samuel Armstrong is asked to call Moline Acres Police.