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L.A. businessman missing for a week

September 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a Westside real-estate agent who went missing almost a week ago. Authorities consider the disappearance suspicious. His family is worried. Police are asking for the public's help in the search for 47-year-old Scot Williamson, who went missing last Wednesday. He lives in Brentwood. "It's very difficult for me," said Vicki Anson, the missing man's mother. "I just don't know what to do."

Forty-seven-year-old Scot Williamson vanished without a trace. He was last seen in the Mid-Wilshire District of L.A. at an escrow office, then at an ATM. He's been gone for nearly a week.

"I don't know what to do. I feel so helpless to just wait," said Vicki Anson.

Vicki Anson says she's been waiting for a week for any word from her son, and so far there is none. Her son, Scot Williamson, disappeared last Wednesday. His business partner became worried after he missed a business meeting, which is very unusual.

"The meeting that he failed to show up to was on September 4th, the following day, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he failed to show," said LAPD Detective Carmine Sasso. "So once he failed to show, they tried calling his cell phone; there was no responses, no return on the calls."

Williamson is a real-estate agent and on Wednesday he came to Wilshire Boulevard to an escrow office. He then went to an ATM, and that's where the trail goes cold.

"After that, the cell phone was turned off. Everything has just come to a halt. No anything," said Vicki Anson.

Police say he was last seen in Brentwood near the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Barrington Ave., where he owns a real-estate mortgage company and lives during the week. Detectives say they are looking at a weekend home Williamson owns in Palmdale, as well as his bank records. So far it's a mystery.

"It's very unusual," said Det. Sasso. "It's unlike him not to be in contact with his family or his business partner. Especially when you have a lot riding on your business dealings. That's his way of life, so it's very suspicious, very curious."

Williamson's mother says she doesn't know what else she can do. She only prays her son is safe.

"I'm afraid that he's hurt in the car parked somewhere, had some tragic thing happen, and you would think someone would see the car sitting there for so many days; it will be a week tomorrow," said Vicki Anson.

Williamson was last seen driving his 2002 white Ford Explorer, Calif. plate number 5RRW264. The LAPD is asking for the public's help in finding Williamson. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the LAPD Missing Persons Bureau at (213) 485-5381.

 

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