Columbia police said Sunday they had no new developments in the case of the missing State House lobbyist, Tom Sponseller.
“No news,” a city police spokeswoman said.
Sponseller, 61, a prominent spokesman for the state’s multi-billion dollar lodging and restaurant industry, has been missing since Feb. 18.
That day, a Saturday, Sponseller was in a nearly empty 12-story office building, working in his offices on his day off. When he didn’t show up for a family event that afternoon, family members began searching for him and eventually called police.
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His car, a Mercedes sedan, was found in the underground garage of his S.C. Hospitality Association offices, where he was working.
Heightening the mystery surrounding his disappearance was the revelation last week that an ongoing federal investigation is focusing on the Hospitality Association’s accountant, Rachel Duncan. That investigation has turned up allegations of missing money at the group, according to law enforcement sources.