Family Desperate For Return Of Missing Broken Arrow Man


Friday, September 21st 2012, 7:42 pm
By: News On 6


The family of a missing Broken Arrow man is desperate to know what's become of him.

Justin Cobb disappeared seven weeks ago, Friday, and while his clothes, wallet and work van were found, he has not.

Family members say he had been having some trouble at work, but otherwise, seemed happy. They said they don't believe he's the type to just walk away without a word to anyone, and they want him home.

Cobb is a married man with three step children. He's worked for Mullin Heat and Air for about five years, and has been in that line of for a long time.

His family said he likes to make others laugh and is always willing to help someone in need.

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Cobb's cousin, Kandi, said, "He's not one of those under-achievers—always top of the line, you know? And he's worked hard all his life to get to where he is today."

He worked a full day on Thursday, August 9, then didn't show for work on Friday and was next seen Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. at a friend's skateboard shop near 51st and Peoria, looking flushed and dehydrated.

"[He] kept saying he needed help, ‘Please get me help,'" Kandi said. "He said, ‘Let me get you a water,' and got him a bottle of water. And he drank it and said, ‘I gotta go get to the hospital,' and got in the van and drove off."

Kandi said Justin had a heat stroke just two weeks earlier.

She said someone was seen pushing Cobb's red Mullin van into a Bixby gas station later that evening, and police say someone used Justin's personal credit card at 171st and Memorial around 2 a.m., but the surveillance video wasn't good enough to tell if it was him.

Then the family heard nothing until the following Wednesday, when Justin's work van was found in a field near Haskell. His wallet, still full of credit cards and cash, his laptop, his pants, shirt and shoes were all found there.

Police said they processed the van and tested the clothes for blood and semen, but still have no answers.

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The family isn't losing hope, but is starting to fear the worst.

"We just want him found, regardless of if he's dead or alive, just want him back," Kandi said.

An anonymous donor has offered a $15-thousand reward for information that leads to Justin's return, if it turns out he was the victim of a crime.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

The family has also created a Facebook page to aid in the search for Cobb.