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Now a 22-year-old Thief River Falls area man goes missing

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Now a 22-year-old Thief River Falls area man goes missing
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A Strandquist man has been reported missing, and his family and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department are seeking information that might lead to his whereabouts.

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Brett Andrew Szklarski, 22, last was seen Sunday night in the Thief River Falls area, according to his family and a news release by the Sheriff's Department.

Terry Szklarski said the last time he had contact with his son was through a text message about 9 p.m. Sunday. Terry Szklarski said the text indicated his son was in some sort of trouble.

"We'll work through it, whatever it is," the elder Szklarski said Thursday afternoon. "Come on home."

Brett last talked to his mom, Carla, on the phone Monday morning, when he'd asked for a sweatshirt. Carla left the sweatshirt in her car, and it was missing from the vehicle later in the day.

The young man hasn't been seen since Sunday, hasn't answered the cell phone he takes with him everywhere and his parents haven't been able to leave him a message because his voicemail box is full, Terry Szklarski said.

Brett was supposed to start a new job at DigiKey in Thief River Falls on Monday morning, his father said.

"He never showed up," Szklarski said. "This is totally out of the ordinary. Brett is good for calling us, letting us know where he's at."

Brett Szklarski is 6-foot-2, 140 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair with blonde highlights. He last was seen driving a 1990 two-door black Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The license plate number is believed to be LLW629.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at (218) 745-5411.

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