CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Department Needs Your Help Locating a Missing Endangered Adult
(April 23, 2014)- This afternoon, Cape Coral Police, Cape Coral Fire Department, and LCSO Aviation responded to a possible drowning call that eventually turned into a missing/endangered person call at 924 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral, FL.
Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33901 was hanging out with a friend at 4513 SW 8th Place, Cape Coral, when Sanchez started telling his friend that he wanted to die. When the friend went to use the restroom, Sanchez ran on foot from the home. The friend saw Sanchez on the canal bank west of 924 Mohawk Pkwy. When he attempted to talk to Sanchez, Sanchez jumped into the canal, and started walking out into the water. The friend stated he jumped in after Sanchez, but Sanchez dove down under water and the friend never saw Sanchez come back up to the surface.
Cape Coral Fire Department arrived on scene and coordinated a full search and rescue operation in the canal. Cape Coral Police conducted a full perimeter search to include a K9 track, helicopter, and several ground crews. After approximately 3 hours, the search was called off by both fire and police command.
A witness at 931 Mohawk Pkwy did confirm that a male she saw running through her yard was Erik Sanchez after being shown a photo. Before she saw the photo, she described the male as hispanic, around 5`9", skinny build, wearing black shorts and no shirt with a diamond in his left ear. The witness' description was identical to the description provided by the friend, before family arrived at the scene and provided FD and PD personnel with a photo.
Sanchez has been entered as a missing/endangered person (due to his suicidal thoughts) in FCIC/NCIC.
MISSING: Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Please take a look at the photo above. If you have any information on the location of the Erik Sanchez, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.