Daughter Marries, Then Dad Vanishes From Wedding

Search for 55-year-old Prasad Moparti called off in California
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2016 3:52 PM CST
Daughter Marries, Then Dad Vanishes From Wedding
Prasad Moparti is described as being a dark-skinned East Indian male with short black/gray hair and black eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing traditional dress in a brown/gold-colored top with a cream-colored undergarment.   (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, via the Sacramento Bee)

The night before her wedding ceremony in Walnut Grove, Calif., Durga Moparti's father danced. What followed the next day "seems like a total mystery," the 29-year-old tells Fox40. Prasad Moparti apparently told a relative he was going for a brief walk. The 55-year-old wandered off around 4pm Saturday and never returned to Grand Island Mansion, where the reception had been held. Family members and friends spread fliers over the past few days, while local police and the Coast Guard searched along the shore and the California Highway Patrol looked for clues from the air, all to no avail. On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department called off the search, reports the Sacramento Bee.

A sheriff's rep says there is no sign of "suspicious circumstances or foul play" and that family members indicated the native of India suffered from depression. Although Prasad was considered to be missing of his own accord, "all resources were utilized" to look for him, per a sheriff's department statement, because of his possible mental health issues and the fact he wasn't familiar with the area. Durga says her dad—who she thinks possibly tripped or fell unconscious—doesn't have his passport or cash on him. The only sign of discontent she had noticed: his idleness since coming to the States about a month prior. "He was a workaholic back in India and was managing several projects," she says, per the Bee. "He was bored." (This father of the bride went missing after his tux fitting.)

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