Tina Lincoln of Cherokee, Wetherell’s girlfriend, says the two talked by phone at about 1 p.m. on October 4. Wetherell told her he was in Sioux City, donating plasma.
“He said he loved me and he’d be back Tuesday night and I never heard from him again,” Lincoln says.
Police say Wetherell’s car was found in a parking lot in Las Vegas.
“Inside his car, they found a bunch of garbage,” Lincoln says. “…His wallet and his cell phone were not discovered in his car, so they’re assuming he still has them on him. Really nothing of importance was in the car.”
Wetherell worked at a Dairy Queen in Cherokee. On the morning he left, Wetherell had an interview for another job in Cherokee.
“He’s a friendly, fun-loving type of guy. Not really sure why he left,” Lincoln says. “He’ll do anything for anyone…At this point we just want to find him, so we can understand what’s going on.”
Wetherell is a blue-eyed red head who’s about five-foot-eight-inches tall. He weighs about 155 pounds. Wetherell’s cell phone was last used in Sioux City on October 4, the last day he and his girlfriend talked.
(Reporting by Nikki Thunder, KCHE, Cherokee)