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Still No Answers 4 Years After Man's Disappearance in South Florida

Detectives have exhausted all leads in the case of Steven James Mackrell, who was last seen on July 30, 2015

What to Know

  • Detectives have exhausted all leads in the case of Steven James Mackrell, who was last seen on July 30, 2015.
  • Surveillance footage from a gas station in Pompano Beach is the last known sighting of Mackrell.

Four years after a man vanished in South Florida, police and his family are still searching for answers in his suspicious disappearance.

Detectives have exhausted all leads in the case of Steven James Mackrell, who was 25 when he was last seen at a Valero gas station in Pompano Beach in the early morning hours of July 30, 2015, Fort Lauderdale Police said Monday.

Surveillance footage from the gas station is the last known sighting of Mackrell. The footage indicates that Mackrell was involved in what appears to be a dispute with the occupants of another vehicle at the gas station.

Before the gas station, Mackrell had been seen on West Las Olas Boulevard after leaving downtown Fort Lauderdale, police said.

Mackrell is described as being 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, with a medium build. He was driving a white four-door 2013 Ford Fusion, bearing Florida License Plate WJ70L.

He had a 1-year-old daughter at the time of his disappearance. His family says she's grown up with flyers about her dad's disappearance at her home.

"They always used to look at the picture or the flyers and she would say 'daddy, daddy, daddy.' I used to take the flyer out and look at him," his mother, Astrid Mackrell, told NBC 6 Monday. "You know when somebody is dead you bury them. You know where to go, where he is at. With him being missing, every day is a different scenario. I try to figure out what if, what happened, how can we have more information and it feels empty." 

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Fort Lauderdale Police Department at 954-828-5700 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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