New Port Richey Police say that Tom Townsend, a New Port Richey local and business owner, has been missing since Monday. Police say they are investigating the disappearance, and that Townsend has not had any contact with anyone since Sunday, and that it is uncharacteristic of him to not have contact with family.
Family and friends said Townsend, a Navy veteran, left his truck, keys, wallet and phone behind at his office, which is on Main Street in New Port Richey, and the office door was unlocked when they went to check on him.
Tom has local ties in New Port Richey, and was recently involved with the New Port Richey Business Incubator, and more recently with a group called the ‘Suncoast Accelerator.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact New Port Richey Police at 727-841-4550.
UPDATE: Police say Townsend has been found and had purchased a one-way ticket to Germany. Authorities had attempted to contact him, but no further information has been provided in the last week.