Lowell, Ind., man reported missing
BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY firstname.lastname@example.org July 4, 2012 5:03PM
Updated: August 6, 2012 12:12PM
The family of a missing Lowell, Ind., man is “dumbfounded” by his sudden disappearance June 25.
Dan Ross, 55, last was seen dropping his son off at Schrum School in Calumet City at 6:30 a.m.
“Something is definitely not right,” his younger brother, Mark Ross, said. “He is very responsible, very organized. This is so out of the ordinary.”
The Ross family gathered at Dan’s house in Lowell, where he’s lived for the past five years and took care of his elderly mother. Dan Ross is a former Calumet City resident, and frequently spent time there with his girlfriend and their son, Mark Ross said.
Dan Ross has been described as a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with gray-and-black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a T-shirt, khaki shorts, flip-flops and a baseball cap and driving a 2011 silver Ford Taurus with Indiana license plates 555CEG. He also has three surgical scars on his torso.
Anyone with information should call the Lowell police at (219) 696-0411.
Lowell police Detective David Lee said they have no clues about Ross’ disappearance.
“This is really a strange one,” Lee said.
Calumet City police are assisting with the investigation.
Ross was reported missing June 27 by his company, Nationwide Insurance, where he has worked for 30 years. When the company noticed he had not logged on to his computer for two days, it went to his home looking for him, Mark Ross said. Dan Ross was a “very responsible worker,” who traveled for his Indianapolis-based business in the company-owned Taurus, he said.
Dan Ross’ girlfriend saw him before she left for work Monday morning, and they departed on good terms, police said. He then dropped off their son.
According to Mark Ross, there has been no activity on his brother’s bank account or credit card. Dan Ross had a half-hour conference call to his office that morning, and the last call was at 10:16 a.m. June 25. There has been no sign of his Ford Taurus, despite a nationwide search, he said.
“He just fell off the face of the earth,” Mark Ross said. “But where is his car?”
He personally suspects foul play, although police would not speculate on that.
“He would never go away without telling us,” Mark Ross said. There is “absolutely no reason” why he would leave, he said. His brother had no enemies and no medical issues.
“I hope he is walking around out there with amnesia,” Mark Ross said.