Iraq veteran Larry Vantassel still missing in Gainesville
May 20th, 2013
Gainesville Police Department
Larry Vantassell, 52
Gainesville police say they still haven’t been able to find 51-year-old Laurence Vantassell.
Police have considered him missing and endangered since Saturday, when he apparently called his out-of-state parents and indicated he was thinking of killing himself. Vantassell is a combat veteran from Iraq, and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and other undisclosed injuries.
GPD spokesman Ben Tobias told WUFT Monday morning that a friend of VanTassell’s said he might have checked into a rehab facility, which the friend said he has been known to do.
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