Missing trucker's family asks for help

| 2/1/2006

Police in Boca Raton, FL, and the family of a missing trucker are asking the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Kenneth Conceicao of South Plainfield, NJ. He was last seen in Boca Raton on Jan. 20 after taking on a load of mulch from a FEMA hurricane recovery job.

His father, Roger Conceicao says it was his son’s third load of the day and that he was only hauling it 75 miles to the Okeelanta Power Plant. But he never arrived. The father told “Land Line Now” he’s convinced his son didn’t just take off somewhere.

“Well, I guess because there’s no history of that in the past. And he just talked to his girlfriend a little earlier,” said Roger Conceicao. “And all his friends who were down there with him – the other truckers – all said he was in a great mood. Nothing suspicious, or wasn’t angry or anything like that.”

Kenneth Conceicao is 35. He’s 5’10”, 190 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He has several tattoos on his arms and was last seen in jean shorts and a white Yankees T-shirt.

He was driving a 2001 red Mack with a 55-foot aluminum trailer. The Pennsylvania license number is AF13336. The name “Burkholder” is on the side. Police ask anyone with information to call (908) 226-7660.

– Reed Black, staff writer