Police confirmed that a 26-year-old man from Round Lake boarded a Metra train before he disappeared over two weeks ago while traveling to visit a woman.
Francisco “Frankie” Zavala, 26, of Round Lake, was last seen on January 29 after being dropped off at Metro by T-Mobile, 458 North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake.
Zavala had intended to travel by train to Indiana to visit a woman after being dropped off at the phone store by his mother, his family told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
His family has not seen or heard from Zavala since he was dropped off at the Metro store. The man’s phone has since been shut off.
The Round Lake Park Police Department said in a statement Monday that Zavala’s family filed a police report with them on February 7.
Police said that surveillance video from the Round Lake train station showed him at 10:54 a.m. January 29 boarding a Metra train headed for Chicago.
“He was reportedly enroute to the Chicago area or Indiana to visit a friend,” police said.
Zavala is described as being Hispanic, 5-foot-6, 182 pounds, stocky build, with a mustache and goatee, black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray workout pants, white tennis shoes and a black hat.
He also has a distinctive tattoo of a Playboy bunny on his left hand.
Anyone who sees Zavala should contact their local police department. Anyone who has information on his disappearance is asked to contact the Round Lake Park Police Department Investigations Division at 847-270-9111.