FBI now asking for help in missing pizza man's case

HENRY CO., AL (WSFA) - The FBI is now asking for the public's help finding Apolinar "Poli" Perez, a Henry County man who vanished on May 7 while on break from his job. The Bureau says it does suspect foul play in the case.

Perez left his job at Dante's Pizza in Dothan for a two hour break on that day around 2:00pm. Investigators say he was seen for the last time about an hour later in Henry County.

The missing man drove a blue 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, which authorities found the next day in the Lawrenceville Community of Northern Henry County.

Though investigators will not go into details, they say a brief inspection of Perez's car led them to suspect foul play.@

Now, the FBI and the Henry County Sheriff's Office, along with search and rescue teams from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida will establish a Joint Operations Center (JOC) in order to coordinate a federal and multi-state search for the whereabouts of Perez. The JOC will be located in Abbeville.

The public is asked to provide any information which may assist in this investigation and/or the location of Perez to law enforcement officers at: Crime Stoppers 334-585-5200 and Henry County Sheriff's Office 334-585-2222.@


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