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UPDATE: Missing Hobart man left home on foot, police say
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UPDATE: Missing Hobart man left home on foot, police say


HOBART — Police say a man who has been missing since late December left home on foot after getting into an argument with his family.

Anthony Navakas, 24, was last seen Dec. 21 when he left his home in the 1000 block of West 13th Place, according to a Hobart Police Department news release.

Police spoke Dec. 26 with Navakas' mother, who said her son left without a phone or spare clothing five days earlier.

Navakas' mother told officers she hadn't seen or spoken to her son since the day he went missing.

That day, Navakas' father had brought him home earlier from a local store. Navakas got into an argument with a family member at some point and left home on foot, police said.

His mother told officers he was upset with her and her husband because of something that happened a few days before, police said.

She was not aware of any other places her son could be living or where he could may have gone.

Police described Navakas as about 6 foot 2 and 270 pounds. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Navakas was last seen wearing a black and green flannel shirt and blue jeans.

Navakas does not own a vehicle, police said.

His father said it is "very unusual" for him to be gone as long as he has been without calling home. He usually contacts his family when he's gone for extended periods of time, his father said.

Navakas' mother said she was very concerned for her son and pleaded for anyone who may have information to come forward.

"I just need to know he is OK," she said.

Anyone with information on Navakas' whereabouts was urged to contact Hobart police Cpl. Brandon Kissee at 219-942-4588 or at

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