California man visiting Memphis mysteriously disappears

By: Marius Payton

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A California family is asking the citizens of Memphis for help locating their missing father. 

PHOTOS: California man visiting Memphis mysteriously disappears

Sean Turner has been missing since last Tuesday after coming to the Mid-South on a day trip. 

We know he was last seen in the 2700 block of Lake Park Road in Frayser.


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Turner left California to go to St. Louis. He rented a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, booked a hotel, and made a day trip to Memphis like many people do.  

But the father of three crossed the “M Bridge,” made it to Frayser, and hasn't been seen since.

"He's like one of a kind. Like he's always so helpful. He's always thinking of other people. He's always willing to give and help his family members," said Whitnee Turner, daughter of Sean Lamont Turner. "We had a family friend make a phone call to him about 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. that day, and at that time his phone was already going straight to voicemail, and since that day it hasn't been turned back on.”

Panic set in once they realized their patriarch was missing. The family traveled to Memphis and notified police. They soon found out Sean was last seen on the 2700 block of Lake Park Road in Frayser and hasn't been seen since. 

His cellphone and rental car cannot be tracked. For the family, it's been sleepless nights fueled only by hope. 

"It's been very stressful. We're feeling all kinds of emotions. You know sadness, anxiety, fearful, but we're still holding our faith and keeping strong because we believe he's going to come back home safe to us,” said Whitnee.

The family is desperate to find Turner, even posting a $20,000 reward to anyone with any information that can lead to him being found. 

A large sum of money that pales in comparison to what Sean Turner means to his family. 

"If anyone has any information, please help us out because we want him back home,” said Whitnee. 

If you have any information, please call Memphis Police Department.

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