Search continues for missing Cape Coral man

Author: Camila Pereira Writer: Matias Abril
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As the boyfriend of Barry Schmalbach is being held on an out-of-state warrant, family, friends and a community are feeling unsettled as they wait for updates.

Schmalbach disappeared more than two weeks ago.

WINK News talked with Emily Scalletta, Schmalbach’s half-sister, who said that the weekend was emotionally and physically draining.

“Just, right now, hoping that he’s out there somewhere, and we’ll find him, and someone sees something. We just want to find him,” Scalletta said.

On Saturday, Scalletta joined with her brother’s friends to pass out flyers in and around Jaycee Park in Cape Coral.

Crime Stoppers reports that tips are coming in and hopes they don’t stop.

The reward now stands at $16,000.

Cape Coral’s Chief of Police said he suspects foul play, and that his detectives continue to work the case around the clock.

Police have said they have a person of interest but would not say whether Schmalbach’s boyfriend of two months, Christopher Davis, is that person.

Police arrested him last week on a warrant out of South Carolina. Davis remains behind bars.

As the community searches for Schmalbach day and night, his family hopes he returns, leaving him a message.

“We love you, we miss you, and we just want you home. That’s our number one concern.”

If you know anything about Schmalbach’s disappearance, call Cape Coral Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

You can remain anonymous and still be eligible to collect the $16,000 reward.

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