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Search Continues for Missing Hatboro Man

Dennis Kessock Jr. has been missing since early Sunday morning.

A local family is continuing to search for a man who Hatboro Police said left home "voluntarily" Saturday night.

The wife of Dennis Kessock Jr., 30, of Broad Street in Hatboro, on Monday afternoon filed a missing person declaration, according to Hatboro Police Sgt. James Petrik. 

Petrik said Kessock has been entered into the National Crime Information Center, which lists missing and wanted persons. As part of the NCIC, Petrik said any police officer in the U.S. who checks Kessock's license plate number, name and date of birth, or driver’s license number, would receive a response that he is listed as a missing person in Hatboro.  

When Kessock was first reported missing on Sunday, Petrik said an "attempt to locate" message was sent to police departments 99 square miles of Hatboro. That amounted to a message containing his description, name, and vehicle information, and a request for any agencies having contact with him to contact the Hatboro Police. 

Petrik said Kessock left his Hatboro home "voluntarily" following a "discussion over some relationship issues" with his wife and is believed to have a "moderate amount of cash on him."

"Right now we have no reason to believe he’s in any type of danger or anything," Petrik said.

Kessock's younger brother, Patrick, said his brother's disappearance - voluntarily or not - is out of character.

"My mom talks to him every day," Patrick Kessock said. "I usually talk to him or message him on facebook or something every day or talk to him on the phone every couple of days."

He said Saturday was the last time anyone in the family had heard from Dennis, who was supposed to return home Sunday afternoon to care for his 3-year-old son. 

The Kessocks spent their early childhood in Warminster, later moving to Hatboro, according to Patrick Kessock. He said he's reached out to Dennis' friends throughout the Warminster, Hatboro and Horsham areas and no one knows of his whereabouts. 

An official at in Horsham, where Dennis Kessock is employed as a frozen food associate, said Kessock had reported to work Saturday night for his overnight shift and left sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday morning without punching out. 

"That was the last time anybody saw him," he said. 

Dennis Kessock, Jr. is about 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. He usually wears jeans and black shirts. He drives a 2001 blue-grey Plymouth Neon that has a baby seat in the backseat. The car has a sticker or magnet on the back with "I heart," along with a picture of a black lab.

Anyone who has seen Dennis Kessock, or has information about his whereabouts, is asked to call the Hatboro Police Department at 215-675-2832.

HarleyGirl04 July 12, 2011 at 01:43 AM
I can only hope that he is found safe...I know first hand how heartbreaking it is not to know where a family member is. Was he suffering any type of depression or maybe a financial problem ? Sometimes family isn't always aware of the things their loved ones are going through. I am around town a lot and will keep an eye out for him or his car. Keeping you all in my prayers for a safe return.

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