A trained search dog and more than 100 volunteers searched several areas in and near downtown Moline for a local man who vanished over the weekend.
David Harker, 28, reportedly left Twenty Sports Grille and Nightclub, 1405 Fifth Avenue in Moline, just before 2 a.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013. Harker was on foot and possibly trying to walk to his home near Lincoln Park in Rock Island.
Posts to a Facebook page, dedicated to the search for Harker, said the last call made on his cell phone was on the one-ways near 11th Street just before 2 a.m., and that someone reported seeing him at about 3 a.m. at 16th Avenue and Second Street.
Harker was wearing blue jeans, a checkered jacket, black shoes and a grey t-shirt with a diamond-shaped flag and the word “Freedom” on the front.
Police, family, friends and volunteers spent most of the day Monday, September 30, searching possible routes Harker might have taken if he was trying to walk home.
The search included individuals and area businesses distributing copies of a flier describing Harker.
The search resumed Tuesday morning, and a trained search and rescue dog was expected to be part of the search group. Police were also asking businesses in the downtown Moline area to review and share with police any security footage captured between midnight and noon Sunday, September 29.
Volunteers were encouraged to first check in at Moline Police Headquarters to get information about David Harker and about where they can go to help search. More than 100 volunteers were reportedly helping with Tuesday’s search.
Search efforts were concentrated in the area of 16th Avenue and First Street in Moline early Tuesday afternoon. Later that afternoon, the searchers focused on Stephen’s Park in Moline as well as the Sylvan Slough.
An fund was established to offer a reward for information that leads to finding David Harker. Donations to the fund can be made at any DHCU Community Credit Union location.
Anyone with information about David Harker is asked to contact Moline Police at (309) 797-0401.