A 47-year-old Temecula Realtor went missing after leaving the Pechanga Resort Casino earlier this week, and concerns about his well-being are mounting, prompting authorities Thursday to ask anyone who might know his whereabouts to contact law enforcement.
Richard Tyrrell was last seen in the predawn hours Monday, when he left the casino after phoning his girlfriend to tell her he had won some money, according to published reports.
Tyrrell reportedly wanted to enjoy a night out at Pechanga to relieve his ongoing stress over his brother’s terminal illness.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Wilfredo Collazo, the missing man apparently got a ride via Uber or Lyft and headed toward Los Angeles, but it was unclear exactly where he was dropped off after entering L.A. County.
Tyrrell’s girlfriend and business partner, Marcy Sattelmaier, who reported him missing Monday afternoon, told NBC4 that his bank accounts had been emptied, raising the prospect of foul play.
However, Collazo said the case is still being investigated as a missing person, and Pechanga public safety officials and sheriff’s detectives are “pursuing all leads” to narrow down where Tyrrell might be.
The missing man is white, about 6 feet tall and 225 pounds, bald with green eyes. There was no word on what he was last wearing.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Temecula station at 951-696-3000.
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