Michael and Tina Careccia Missng Since in 6/22/15 in Maricopa, AZ (Update: Authorities Find Missing Couple’s Honda)(Update: Couple Found Deceased)
44 year old Michael Careccia and 42 year old Tina Careccia have been missing since Monday, June 22, 2015 in Maricopa, Arizonia. Family members say the couple left the home around 5 AM on Monday; however, Tina Careccia never arrived at her job at a Chandler construction company. According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Michael and Tina Careccia were reported missing by Michael’s child on Monday at approximately 7 PM. Later on Monday, sheriff’s deputies found the Honda at 10 PM near Ralson and Papago roads, not far from the Careccias’ home.
Luke said he made the call to 911 at about 7:15 p.m. Monday night to report his dad and stepmother as missing. The couple left the house at about 5 a.m. in their 2008 Honda Accord and didn’t show up for any of their appointments.
About three hours later, sheriff’s deputies found the Honda near Ralson and Papago roads, not far from the Careccias’ home, but detectives said there was no sign of where the couple went from there.
Investigators said Michael is a 44-year-old White man with black hair and brown eyes, who is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Tina is a 42-year-old White woman with blonde hair and brown eyes who is 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
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Volunteer search teams have spent several days looking for the couple in a remote area outside Maricopa.
“The response was amazing. We really didn’t know what to expect coming into this. We kind of threw it all together, reached out here and to get over 100 people to come out and search is absolutely amazing,” Alexis Kroll, one of the search organizers, said.
“It’s just been amazing,” said another family friend, Francesca Lever. ” Last night we had over 150 people come out and just join the search; we expect the same amount today.”
Family, friends and even complete strangers have canvassed the area in jeeps, quads, dirt bikes and trucks.
“We are kind of focusing more on the canals and the remote areas that really we had a hard time with the lighting last night,” Kroll said.
Some volunteers, like Larry Meyer, don’t even know the couple. “If you have the ability you go out and you look for people. You do whatever it takes to help your neighbor out ,” he said. “Just trying to help. I know there are a lot of other people out doing the same thing so we’re just trying to bring these people home safe.”
Investigators asked anyone with information to contact sheriff’s detectives at 520-866-5111.