Search on for missing Orland Park man

July 14, 2010 6:40:06 PM PDT
Orland Park police say they are searching for missing business owner Ibrahim A. Nofal, 28.Officers say they responded to a 911 call from Lightning Auto located at 15563 70th Court regarding a missing person at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday. The caller reportedly said that his brother, Ibrahim A. Nofal, 28, had not been heard from since Tuesday evening and was missing from the business.

Police say there was no obvious sign of foul play at the business.

According to authorities, the missing man's brother told police that when he arrived at the business to look for Ibrahim Nofal, he found the overhead garage open and nobody around. The brother reportedly contacted the Orland Park Police Department shortly thereafter.

Investigators say they were able to view video surveillance from a nearby business and observed a vehicle described as a light colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, four doors, with a luggage rack on the roof, parked near the Lightning Auto business at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators say they believe that it is possible the missing man was inside the Jeep when the vehicle left the area.

Authorities say it is unknown if Ibrahim Nofal left the business voluntarily or against his will.

The Orland Park Police say they are seeking potential witnesses in the case and are attempting to identify the owner and/or occupants of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. They also say they are actively investigating the case with the possibility it could be a potential abduction.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Orland Park Police Department Investigations Division at 708-349-4111.


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