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Family of Missing NJ Man Martin Caballero Asks Public to Help Find Him

Martin Caballero (Family Photo)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS/AP) The family of a man who has been missing for over a week after his SUV was found burning in a field about 50 miles north of Atlantic City, N.J., pleaded with the public to help them find their loved one - and expressed their fears that Martin Caballero may have met a violent end.

Caballero was last seen Friday night when he traveled with his family to Atlantic City to celebrate his daughter's birthday. His last known location was the Taj Majal Casino parking lot, where he used a swipe card to enter the lot at about 12:30 a.m., according to police.

Atlantic City police investigators say they have a "person of interest" in the case but have not been able to identify him. According to investigators a man is seen on a surveillance video at an ATM in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., about 15 miles outside of Atlantic City, withdrawing $300 from Caballero's bank account at about 1 a.m.

Meanwhile, Caballero's family worry that he was taken against his will, or worse.

"Now we're thinking about the worst...whether they dumped him in the woods, he's being held captive somewhere," Caballero's nephew Jose Renteria said. "If it's a money thing, we're a big family, we'll pay whatever you ask...we want him back."

If you have any information, you are urged to call the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766.

  • Carlin Miller

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