Family Turns to Twitter to Find Missing Love One

Family, friends, former students and strangers of a 63-year-old Campbell man with dementia who went  missing a week ago marched through downtown Campbell Tuesday night to keep the public's  attention focused on the search.

The march began at the parking garage at North Second Street and  Civic Center Drive in Campbell, where Ross Abinanti was last seen the evening  of June 30, said Bret Kreiensieck, Abinanti's son-in-law.

Now family members are turning to Facebook and Twitter to help find Abinanti.

"We're making a big push because it's been a week," he said. "It's unfathomable that no one has seen him in seven days."

Police say they have no leads in the search for Abinanti. The  missing man is about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He weighs 270 pounds and was last  seen wearing a white baseball cap, dark gray polo shirt with vertical stripes, khaki shorts, white socks and tennis shoes, and a medical alert  bracelet with his name on it.

His family is concerned because Abinanti suffers from dementia and  has not had access to his medication since he disappeared.

A flood of volunteers has turned out to help with the search.  A team of Abinanti's former students and colleagues,  racquetball club acquaintances, longtime friends and even complete strangers  have helped post fliers, operate a daily search party, and are going door-to-door in  the area.

Kreiensieck said he was "overwhelmed" at the volunteer response.  The family set up a mailing list that now has 200 members. The "Help  find Ross Abinanti" Facebook page had nearly 1,000 members as of early Wednesday  afternoon.

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