Rico Harris: Went missing in Sacramento on his way to Seattle

Rico Omarr Harris, 37, a former Harlem Globetrotter, who played for the team back in 2000, went missing on Oct. 10 in the early morning hours.

Rico left Alhambra where he lived with his mother to drive to visit his girlfriend, Jennifer Song who lives in Seattle but he never made it there.  He had gotten as far as Sacramento, according to his girlfriend as she was talking to him on Friday around 9:30 a.m. and he said that was where he was at.  Then on Monday, his black Nissan was found parked near Highway 16 near Rumsey.  It was noted by the Yolo County sheriff’s office and when it was seen again the following day the sheriff deputy wrote down the license plate and found that the car belongs to Rico.  The deputy investigated by calling his family and it was realized that Rico was missing.

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There has been a full search for him in that area but he has not been found.  His cell phone pinged in Redwood Valley near where his car had been found. His license and credit cards were found in the car. Large size 18 shoe prints were found by the creek.


LA Times story about Rico Harris

Harris’ mother said she last spoke with her son at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning when he told her he was in the Sacramento area. Harris’ girlfriend in Seattle told authorities she last heard from him around 10:45 a.m. when he left a voicemail message, according to police. The park where Harris’ car was located is 60 miles northwest of Sacramento.

KTLA reports that the battery on Harris’ car may have died. Harris’ mother Margaret Fernandez said a backpack with Harris’ cell phone and jumper cables were found nearby.  On the cell phone was a video showing him inside his car listening to music and tossing his CDs and papers around.

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“I miss my son,” Fernandez said. “I’m very, very sad.”

Harris is 6’9″ tall and 280 pounds.  If you have any information regarding Rico, please call 530-668-5280 or leave a tip here.

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