Arlington Heights police searching for missing father

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Arlington Heights dad missing
Tim Anderson, 38, was last seen leaving his Arlington Heights home early Monday morning.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- Police in the northwest suburbs are searching for a missing father of two.

Tim Anderson, 38, was last seen leaving his Arlington Heights home early Monday morning. Dozens of people - including Homeland Security - are involved in the search.

"This is totally not him at all. Totally out of character," said Kathleen Anderson, Tim's older sister. "Hold out hope that we're going to find him and he's going to come home to us. But there's a whole bunch of scenarios that run through your head."

Before dusk, a police helicopter searched for clues above a dense Cook County forest preserve in Barrington Hills. Anderson's car was found parked and locked just off Algonquin Road near the Barrington Riding Center.

"Verizon was able to get information and ping him to this location," said Cathrall Anderson, his wife.

She said her husband left their home miles away in Arlington Heights before 5 a.m. Monday.

"I tried emailing him, texting him throughout the day and one of my really good friends works at Northern Trust as well and he did not show up to work that day," she said.

Anderson's family said dozens of volunteers were out searching for the father of two. They'll remain here as they wait for answers.

"If anyone has seen him, his picture is all over the media, we want him home. My sons are 3 and 6 and they want their dad," Cathrall Anderson said.

Anderson's family hopes someone may have seen him Monday morning between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. There's a gap of time from when he left home to when his car was found here.

Anderson is not dressed for the cold weather. He was last wearing blue jeans, a Chicago Bears hooded sweatshirt, a black North Face jacket, a silver wedding ring and a Chicago Bears baseball hat.

Anyone who may have seen Anderson is asked to contact Arlington Heights police at 847-368-5300.