Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 28-year-old Army veteran who went missing from Zion on Friday and is considered to be endangered.
Cory J. Rhinehart, 28, went missing on Friday. His family last saw him when he was leaving for work at 9 a.m. Friday wearing black hospital scrubs, black Converse Chuck Taylor shoes and a Black Pea coat.
Rhinehart hasn’t shown up for work and his cell phone has been turned off, Zion police said. His family said this is very unusual for him and they are concerned.
Zion Police Chief Steve Dumyahn said that Rhinehart called 911 at 8 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 2100 block of Gabriel Avenue. He hung up before dispatchers were able to talk with him. Police were able to track the location of the 911 call to that residence but no one was inside.
Officers found human blood on the floor, walls and door, Dumyahn added. Zion police said that a crime lab is testing the blood to determine if it belongs to Rhinehart.
There has been no phone, bank or social media activity since he disappeared.
Rhinehart is an Army veteran and employed at a nursing home in Zion. He is described as a male black, 5-foot-11, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.