Missing AC technician's work van found in woods near Haskell
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The work van of a missing heating and air conditioning technician who was last seen in Tulsa on Friday was found Tuesday night on an ATV path east of Haskell, police said.
Authorities had announced Tuesday that Justin A. Cobb, 34, of Broken Arrow was missing and possibly endangered. He was last seen in the area of 51st Street and Peoria Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Friday after completing several service calls in the Tulsa area for Mullin Services, a Broken Arrow company, Broken Arrow police said.
Cobb had experienced heat-related health problems in the days before his disappearance, and people in contact with him expressed concerns that he might have been dehydrated, Capt. Rich Shea said.
Cobb’s red work van was found late Tuesday in a wooded rural area about 10 miles east of Haskell near Okmulgee County Road 310, Shea said. A man who lives in the area saw tire tracks on a hunting and ATV trail and found the van after sunset, he said.
Valuables inside the van, including a laptop computer and Cobb’s wallet, seemed undisturbed, Shea said. There was no evidence of a struggle at the scene.
Police described Cobb as white and said he has hazel eyes and a shaved head. Court records say he is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds.
A Mullin Services employee said Wednesday that Cobb had worked for the company for five years but that he couldn’t comment further on the investigation.
Anyone with information about Cobb can call Detective Pat O’Brien at the Broken Arrow Police Department at 918-259-8400.
Justin A. Cobb