TWIN LAKE, Mich. — Investigators with the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department have not closed the missing person case involving the disappearance of Justin Holt.
However, Holt's father Patrick Platt says police have run out of leads in the investigation into his disappearance on Jan. 3, 2018.
"He was gone, just gone," Platt said. "Oh it hurts."
The 35-year-old lived alone at a home in Cedar Creek Township.
Deputies went to the home twice after family members reported that they hadn't hear from Justin. According to Platt, investigators found Justin's vehicle in the driveway. Inside the home they found Justin's shoes, jacket, glasses and cigarettes. The television was also left on.
Fresh snow covered the driveway. When Platt had the driveway plowed family members found drops of blood under the fresh snow.
Platt says tests later showed the drops of blood belonged to his son.
"Like what you see when you shoot a deer," Platt said.
Justin's marriage ended in divorce in 2018. His ex-wife moved out of state with their five children.
The two had pending court hearings to decide custody of the children. And according to Platt his son's ex-wife had a new boyfriend.
"He was threatened by his ex-wife's boyfriend," he said.
Police checked that lead and discovered the ex-wife and her boyfriend were not in Michigan when Justin went missing.
Detectives searched areas near the Justin's home, his social media accounts, and phone records too.
Platt believes Justin is dead, and he wants to know where his body was left.
"Hope someone comes forward and tell us where to find him, or this is who knows something about it," he said. "Point us in the right direction."
If you have any information call the Muskegon County Sheriffs Department at (231) 724-6658 or Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.
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