Search intensifies for missing Milwaukee man

CREATED Jun 24, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun 25, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a Milwaukee man.

Glenn Willis, 62, was last seen leaving his downtown office inside Kohn Law Firm on Friday, June 14.

"We are praying for him but we don't know what's going on," said Willis' brother Quentin to TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson.

"It's taken a toll, but we are just praying for some good news."

“My understanding is just moments before, he had called his elderly mother and told her he’d be meeting her for dinner,” explained Rob Potrzbowski, President of Kohn Law Firm.

Instead, Willis’ mother said he never arrived.

When he failed to show up for work the following Monday and Tuesday, a colleague called police requesting a welfare check.

Glenn is also diabetic.

“We all knew right away this was something problematic, because it’s not like Glenn,” said Potrzbowski, who talked with TODAY'S TMJ4's Keller Russell.

He describes Glenn Willis as a conscientious family man and good, long-term employee. Willis has worked as a legal assistant there for six years.

Police did not find Glenn, but a citizen did find his wallet in the 800 block of Juneau Avenue.

Glenn lives in the 1300 block of N. Astor. Friends tell TODAY’S TMJ4 Glenn’s glasses were also found.

Repeated calls to Glenn’s cell phone by his family and employer were initially not answered.

"We've been calling this phone but it's just going to voice mail," said Quentin.

But, that changed.

“I know early in the process an unidentified person the phone and wasn’t Glenn and wouldn’t acknowledge knowing Glenn and then hung up on us,” said Potrzbowski.

A few days later, a woman answered and a similar brief exchange ensued.

“Those types of things were very upsetting. There was still hope that even though Glenn is this conscientious person, he just made a bad decision in not calling in.”

Employees of the firm spent their lunch hours searching for any clues into the disappearance of their colleague Tuesday afternoon.

“They wanted to go on their lunch hour, and they broke up the areas they thought Glenn might be in into sections, and so we said we would pay them additional time to stay out longer,” said Potrzbowski.

Police would not say whether they believe foul play is involved in the disappearance, only saying “it is still under investigation.”

Anyone with information should call Milwaukee Police's Sensitive Crimes division at 414-935-7401.