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23-year-old Barstow man missing

Family concerned for his safety

BARSTOW • The mother of 23-year-old S. John Ebinger—also known as “S.J.”—has reported her son missing to Barstow Police, according to a police press release.

Ebinger—described as a white male, five foot seven inches tall, 150 pounds, with short blonde hair and hazel eyes—was last seen on the evening of Dec. 18 driving his pickup truck on Highland Avenue in Barstow.

His pickup truck is described as a 2006 blue Ford Ranger with license plate number 8G24181. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a black sweater.

On Dec. 22, at approximately 4 p.m., Barstow Police received a call from Ebinger’s mother reporting Ebinger as a missing person. At that time, a missing persons report was taken and Ebinger was entered into the Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the press release said.

Ebinger’s family is concerned for his safety because it is unusual for him not to have contact with his family at least every two to three days, per the press release.

The investigation is continuing into the current whereabouts of Ebinger and the case is being called suspicious due to circumstances surrounding Ebinger’s disappearance and information obtained during the investigation.

Anybody with any information as to the whereabouts of S. John Ebinger or his pickup truck is urged to contact the Barstow Police Department at (760)256-2211 or Detective Angel Nevarez at (760)255-5167. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may also call the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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