Rico Omarr Harris, former member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, has reportedly still not been found, according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Washington State’s Yolo County Sheriff’s office, the 37-year-old baller reportedly drove from his Alhambra, California home at around 1 a.m. on October 10th and was en route to his girlfriend’s place in Seattle, Washington some 1,100 miles away.
The last time anyone heard from Harris was when he called his mom Margaret Fernandez as he was driving through Sacramento, California a few hours after his road trip had begun.
Deputies discovered Harris’ black Nissan sedan on October 13th parked near the side of a highway that is not so traveled about 60 miles northwest of Sacramento. The deputy who stumbled across the 6’9,” 280-pound player’s vehicle searched the immediate area for anything out of the ordinary and found nothing. The very same deputy came upon the vehicle again the next day and decided to run its plates.
According to investigators, the location where the vehicle was discovered was not the road someone would take if they were headed for Seattle.
No one had reported Harris as missing.
After the sheriff’s office checked out the registration of the car and discovered it belonged to Harris, they contacted his mother who explained that she had spoken to her son not long after he began his road trip and that was their last communication.
When investigators contacted Harris’ girlfriend, Jennifer Song, she reportedly stated that he had left a message on her phone at approximately 10:45 am on the 10th. Song also told authorities how he had planned on moving to be with her, states the L.A. Times.
The Sheriff’s department is urging anyone with information about Harris’ disappearance to please contact law enforcement at 530-668-5280.