Evidence turns up that Fort Jackson soldier is in Indiana

10/12/2012 12:00 AM

10/12/2012 10:48 AM

A Fort Jackson soldier missing since Saturday has been sighted in Gary, Ind., and it is thought he may be headed toward his parents’ home in Minnesota.

Thursday, authorities turned up surveillance video of Sgt. Rob Larson buying camping gear at the Forest Drive Walmart around midnight Saturday, October 6. On Tuesday, his charge card was used to purchase gas in Gary, Indiana, said his wife, Pamela Larson.

She is the person who reported Rob Larson missing, leading to a Calhoun County Sheriff Department search of wooded areas near their home. Because of the images from Gary, the local search has been suspended.

Sgt. Larson served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq in 2006 and has been under treatment since 2009, his wife, herself an Iraq veteran, said.

Pamela Larson said a nationwide search is under way for her husband’s 2009 black hard-top Jeep Wrangler with SC purple heart license plate #PH5752.

Larson may be declared AWOL if he remains missing more than 30 days from his post at Fort Jackson.

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