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Family of Middletown man who mysteriously vanished in 1986 wants closure

Teddy Franks (Source: Family) Teddy Franks (Source: Family)
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The family of a Middletown man who has been missing for more than 30 years is hoping to bring attention to his disappearance so that all of his loved ones can have closure.

Theodore "Teddy" Malcolm Franks disappeared in Middletown in September 1986 at 21-years-old.

"We want to know what happened to him and where he's at," Frances Lowry, Franks' sister, said.

Franks' family said that he had gotten into a fight with his then wife that day and was acting strange. He showed up at his sister Renea Hester's apartment and asked for a ride to the gas station that used to be at the corner of Roosevelt and Jackson to get some cigarettes.

However, when they arrived at the gas station, Hester said that Franks took off.

"I thought it was suspicious, weird, I'm like 'why is he jumping out of the car and running?'" Hester said.

According to Franks' family, shortly after that, two people were spotted chasing Franks down the road. He has not been seen since.

"He's not called, nothing," Hester said.

"No activity with his driver's license. It has never been renewed," Lowry said. "His social security number hasn't been used for anything."

Franks' sisters said that he was a good person who would not have gone a day without talking to his mother.

They are hopeful that he may still be out there, but continue to remain concerned because they have no leads and little information.

"There's somebody out there that knows something," Lowry said.

Using social media, they're sharing his photo and his story as much as they can while they wait and wish, if not for Franks, at least for closure.

"I believe somebody knows what happened to him," Hester said.

Franks' family said that they do not have reason to believe he had any enemies, but they do think he may have ran off to escape some sort of danger.

A private investigator with the Ohio Missing Persons Project Inc., a 501C3 charity, has agreed to take on the Teddy Franks case.

If you know anything about Teddy Franks, what happened to him or where he might be, his family asks that you call police or contact Chief Investigator Leslie Mitchell with information.

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