Police are looking Wednesday for a youth basketball coach who was final seen over the weekend strolling away from his house in South Florida.
Makuach Yak, 31, disappeared Saturday within the 300 block of SW tenth Avenue in Delray Seaside, in keeping with town’s police division.
“His pockets and keys and cellphone, Apple Watch, have been all on the counter, simply sitting there,” mentioned Tate VanRoekel, recognized by WPBF as Yak’s roommate and enterprise accomplice.
The station stories that VanRoekel dropped Yak off at their house Friday night time and had agreed to select him up the next morning for a day of teaching basketball.
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Nonetheless, when VanRoekel confirmed up round 8 a.m. Saturday, Yak was nowhere to be discovered and ended up lacking his dedication that day.
“He’s very scheduled, very detailed, very sensible and thinks issues by, and is making an attempt to be a step forward often. Very uncharacteristic considered him to overlook a recreation, even when it wasn’t depending on him teaching it,” VanRoekel mentioned in an interview with WPTV.
“He was an All-American cross-country star in faculty so he does go on runs fairly steadily. He hadn’t mentioned something to me which he often does, however I got here again after the primary recreation and all the things was nonetheless in the very same place and I nonetheless hadn’t heard from him which may be very uncommon,” he added.
Yak coaches a seventh-grade journey basketball workforce in Boca Raton, in keeping with WPTV. He additionally runs a nonprofit referred to as M.T. Athletics, which makes use of the sport of basketball to assist kids, WPBF provides.
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In a press release, Delray Seaside Police mentioned Yak “walked away from his house.” He was seen doing so in safety digicam footage round 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, WPBF reported.
“Mr. Yak is round 6 foot 4, 165 kilos and more than likely was carrying exercise garments,” police additionally mentioned.
Yak, who’s from Sudan, moved to america when he was 8 years outdated, WPTV stories.
Mates instructed CBS12 that when he’s not within the space teaching, Yak helps construct basketball courts in East Africa.
The Delray Seaside Police Division is urging anybody with info on Yak’s whereabouts to get in contact with regulation enforcement.
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His family and friends even have been seen canvassing the neighborhood the place he disappeared, handing out posters.
“We’re simply looking for a pal of ours, a cousin, a brother,” Diew Malou, recognized by WPBF as Yak’s cousin, instructed the station. “We’re simply making an attempt to ensure that he’s protected.”