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Family, friends continue search for Angelo "AJ" Reed

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The disappearance of a Coos Bay man is still an unsolved mystery.

22-year-old Angelo "AJ" Reed went missing back in February 2015, but family members are not giving up hope.

"He's either dead or alive, but I still need to find my son," says Angelo's mother Angel Reed.

Dozens of friends and family members gathered over the weekend to search an undisclosed area near Charleston.

Police say the last confirmed sighting of Angelo was February 6 in Coquille after he was picked up on criminal trespassing charges and released later that day.

A month after he went missing, police reported that family members found Angelo's car parked at Mingus Park, unlocked and full of his belongings.

"It was just eerie; I don't see why he would just leave it there," said Aaron Asuncion, Angelo's older brother.

Family members say Angelo was there visiting from Portland, and they say it's not like him to just disappear.

"We're so close," Angel says, "he would never go any length of time without contacting one of us."

Angelo has four siblings who say they just want their brother back.

"I'd give him a hug and be like, 'I love you so much and I miss you and you're staying by me because nothing like this is ever happening again,'" said Angelo's little brother Trevar Reed.

"I'd rather find him gone than not find him at all," said Asuncion.

If you have any information on the missing man, contact Coos Bay police.

The family is offering a reward to anyone with information that leads to finding Angelo.

You can learn more on the family's Facebook group: On the Lookout for Angelo Reed.

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