• Police: Missing Tacoma man may be victim of foul play


    TACOMA, Wash. - A man who has been missing since Oct. 1 may have been the victim of foul play, Tacoma police said.

    Santiago Sanchez Cortes was last seen at his Tacoma home. He was reported missing a week later after he failed to show up at work for several days. 

    Police said Sanchez Cortes held the same job for an extended period of time and reportedly never missed a day of work without notifying his coworkers. Neighbors said he always kept a regular schedule, returning to his home in south Tacoma at the end of the work day.

    Maggie Morfin, who lives next door to Sanchez Cortes, said she is worried about him. 

    “He’s a nice man, he’s always been very nice to us,” said Morfin. “I’m very concerned.”

    There have been no reported contacts with or sightings of him since the day he disappeared. 

    “No contact at any of the hospitals or anything, so we’re believing that something happened to this man,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Officer Loretta Cool.  

    Police described Sanchez Cortes as a 59-year-old Hispanic man. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 190 pounds with graying black hair and brown eyes. 

    If you have any information about Sanchez Cortes, call Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.


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