Vincent “Vinnie” Rossetti, 22 of Peachtree City, Georgia, last seen on December 18, is still the subject of a rigorous search. Members of the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad were assisted by volunteers from Florida and Georgia including the CUE Center for Missing Persons who brought in cadaver dogs over the weekend.
Rossetti’s Lexus was found in the parking lot of Sligo Marina soon after his disappearance, and the search has been concentrated on that area.
“We are actively searching for Mr. Rossetti, Sheriff Patrick Ray said. We filed a missing person report through the Sheriff’s Office here in DeKalb County because of his vehicle being found in the Sligo Parking lot. We are not sure if Mr. Rossetti is in the water or not. We have entered Rossetti into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) as missing. Agencies have searched the banks and water by foot, boat, and air with no luck finding him.”
The search has continued since Rossetti went missing, with sonar being used, and Wayne Hubbs performed an aerial search in his gyrocopter. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers have joined the search as well.
Rossetti was last seen after being found by a State Trooper near the DeKalb/White County line on December 18. The trooper checked on a vehicle that was parked on the side of the roadway in White County, and the driver was found to be Rossetti, who was entered into the Georgia Crime Information Center as a missing person.
The Trooper called an ambulance to the scene to check Rossetti out, and White County EMS transported the man to Highland Medical Center in Sparta. One of the White County EMS workers reportedly drove Rossetti’s vehicle to the hospital for him.
Rossetti was treated and released from the hospital before his family could arrive to pick him up. Troopers found his vehicle at Sligo just before midnight on Dec. 18, but Rossetti was nowhere to be seen.
Rossetti is 6' 2", weighs 180 pounds, and has blond hair and blue eyes. If you have seen Rossetti or have information that could help locate him, please call DeKalb Central Dispatch at 615-215-3000 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons 24-hour TIP LINE at 1-910-232-1687.