DeSoto, Kan. - A 22-year old Olathe man missing since Sunday night left behind at least one important clue: his custom 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Brad Cook's father Jeff found the bike parked on a sidewalk, unlocked and seemingly abandoned on Sunday night just hours after his son took off in a rush from the home he shared with his sister. The elder Cook knew then that something was amiss.
"To see it unattended, unlocked here in DeSoto late Sunday night, Monday morning was just unusual, abnormal for him," Jeff Cook told 41 Action News on Thursday.
Father and son had spent the day riding around Johnson County. That night, Brad went back out with friends before texting his father that he was home around ten. At ten fifteen, he left again-- peeling out of his driveway and leaving behind his wallet and cell Phone.
"It appears he was leaving in a hurry," Jeff Cook said. "We're not sure why."
At 10:37, a liquor store surveillance camera captured Brad's bike- with an unknown rider- pulling up onto the sidewalk.
Now the bike and the video are at the center of an investigation four days old and growing more desperate by the hour.
Johnson County sheriff's deputies and volunteers scoured the area near the strip mall where the bike was parked to no avail.
Now, the Cook family is passing out fliers and begging anyone with information about their sons whereabouts to please come forward.
"You know you hear about it on the news, you read about it. You just don't even think about it at times," Cook said of having a child go missing. "You try to watch over your kids, but you can't do it 100 percent. And now it's happened to us."
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