TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A family is desperate for answers after their son and brother went missing in Ybor City a week ago.
Tampa Police Department Wednesday shared new video of 24-year-old John Larson driving his blue truck in Ybor around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Police said Larson was on his way to meet friends at a bar but never showed up.
Larson’s family told 8 On Your Side they found his truck parked on East 11th Avenue near the Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Center around noon the next day.
Larson’s sister, Joann Caffrey, said her family is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information to help find her missing brother.
“If you met him that night or what comes to your mind,” she said, “just let us know. We really want him in our home.”
The family put up flyers about missing persons in Ybor and Desoto Park near McKay Bay.
Larson is a new father to a 5 month old daughter.
“Please help us find our son,” said Larson’s father, Mark Larson. “Definitely, we need to find our son, and that’s all I want the Tampa Bay community to know and watch for your children.”
Anyone with information about this missing person’s case should call TPD at 813-231-6130.