JOHNSTON COUNTY -- Police suspect foul play in the case of a Wilmington man who has been missing for three days. Martin Garza was last seen at the Wal-Mart in Wallace on Monday. His truck was found in Johnston County early Tuesday but there was no sign of Garza. Police are asking for any information about the disappearance of 43 year-old martin Garza. Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said, "We are asking for the public's help in trying to locate Mr. Martin Garza, who at this point is a missing persons. This is a cooperative investigation between the Duplin County Sheriff's Office, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office, the Wilmington Police Department, the Wallace police department and the State Bureau of Investigation." Garza's last known address is this downtown Wilmington house. Nobody answered the door and there was a for rent sign out front. No word on why Garza was in Wallace -- the last place he was seen. Sheriff Wallace said, "The investigation will be continuing, and hopefully we will learn more information about Mr. Garza'a whereabouts and those folks who may have been with him prior to his disappearance." Garza, who works in construction, is described as five-foot-six, 220 to 230 pounds. He has this tattoo on his right hand and this tattoo on his upper left arm. His truck is a 2006 black GMC four-door pickup. Barry McConnell found it in this lot, at his car dealership in Johnston County. McConnell said, "They actually parked right here, you can still see the spots from where they pulled it up onto the roll back." McConnell also has surveillance video from Monday night of what he says appears to be two men getting out of Garza's truck and getting into another car. McConnell said, "When the detective pulled up they found a .9 millimeter shell casing inside of it." If you know anything about this case please call the Duplin County Sheriff's Office at 296-2150.
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