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 December 26th, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara asks publicís help to find missing St. Lucie County surf shop owner
Bruce Strunk, 56, the owner of Spunky’s Surf Shop on North A1A, St. Lucie County, is missing, and St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is asking for help from anyone who may know where he is.

“If you have information that can help us locate Mr. Strunk, we are asking you to contact 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 (1-800-273-TIPS),” Sheriff Mascara said.

Deputies said Mr. Strunk left his surf shop, at 1403 North U.S.1, this morning to make a bank deposit around 9 this driving his 2006 blue Dodge Ram pickup truck. He made the deposit but did not return to his business.

Friends and family members looked for him and found his truck abandoned at John Brooks Park on South Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County. They said this was not an area Mr. Strunk was in the habit of visiting.

Family members flagged down a patrol deputy this afternoon, and the Sheriff’s Office began its investigation. There was no evidence in his truck, business or anywhere else to indicate intent of any kind, deputies said.

Deputies searched with their Marine Unit and helicopter. Coast Guardsmen from the Fort Pierce station searched by boat and by air. All searches yielded no results.

Bruce Strunk is a balding white male, 56 years old, with a salt-and-pepper beard and mustache.

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