Alex X. Arroyo-Flores, 21, left his family's home around 5:00 PM on Friday 8/27/2010 to go to work at the Fruitland McDonald's. He seemed perfectly fine, nothing out of ordinary as he left. This was to be his first day back at work after the family's return from their vacation in Puerto Rico.
When Alex had not returned home by 3:00 AM the next morning, his parents and sister became very worried and tried to contact him, but his cell phone was apparently off, as it went straight to voicemail when called. His parents left right away to look for him wherever they thought that he might be: McDonald's, WalMart, friends' homes, etc. Meanwhile his sister stayed home, calling friends for news of his whereabouts and watching over their younger siblings.
Through contacts at the McDonald's, the family found out that Alex never made it to work that night.
Nobody they contacted has seen him or heard from him. Additional family joined the search and scoured the area, looking for signs of him or his car, a silver Toyota Corolla, license plate 2ER E21. It is about 2007, with a Puerto Rican flag hanging from the rearview mirror and dark seat and steering wheel covers.
When the search yielded nothing, his parents filed a missing persons report for Alex with the Wicomico County Sheriff Department. The Deputy that handle the report contacted local hospital(s) and detention centers but Alex was not found in these.
All day Saturday, the family called friends, people he had contacted within the last couple of days, and rechecked with local hospitals. Alex is a Type 1 Diabetic, using an insulin pump. Within the last two-three months, he has had problems controlling his blood sugar; he was admitted to the hospital twice for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The family is terrified that his blood sugar is or could become too high or too low, which could be fatal if he does not receive treatment immediately.
The Sheriff Department contacted the cell phone provider with hopes of tracking Alex's cell phone, but Verizon was not able to locate Alex’s phone's signal. A family member in Puerto Rico somehow managed to find a website which claimed to have received a signal from Alex's phone at about 11:00 AM Saturday from an apartment address. His family rushed to the neighborhood, but could not find Alex's car anywhere nearby, and the police apparently would not send someone to enter the apartments without the car being present.
It has now been over 24 hours since Alex's family last saw him, and they are desperate for any news of his health and/or whereabouts.
Alex is a student at UMES and a Manager at the Fruitland McDonald's. He is an insulin-dependent Type 1 Diabetic. He is 21 years old, about 5' 7'', 140 lbs, Puerto Rican, dark brown hair and eyes. He probably has stubble in his beard and mustache area. He speaks both English and Spanish. He was last seen wearing the red polo McDonald's uniform. Normally wears a hand-made anklet around his left ankle, rubber bands around his right wrist, a black watch, and various necklaces that say Puerto Rico, one that has his name and 'Diabetic' engraved on the back, we believe.
(Alex's cell) (410) 202-9094
(Father) Felipe Arroyo (410) 430-3480 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Mother) Wilma Flores (410) 430-3090
(Sister) Krystal Arroyo (443) 523-2625 email@example.com
(Home) (410) 543-9485
309 Danford Cir.
Salisbury, MD 21804