#MISSING US MARINE: Cody Hale, 19, Grain Valley, MISSOURI

A Marine from Grain Valley, Cody Hale, hasn't been seen by family members since Dec. 3rd.
His father, Randy Hale, and a friend, Tony Brown, spoke with KMBC 9 News as they drove a truck around Lake Winnebago, looking for Cody.  They said on the phone that they were acting on one of many rumors concerning his whereabouts.  
Randy Hale says that last week, his son left the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and came home to Grain Valley.  He told his mother and father that he didn't want to return.  Randy says his son was told he would be fighting overseas on the front lines.  His parents encouraged him to return to the base in San Diego and seek help for whatever mental health issues he may have.  Randy also says he and Cody's mother pulled his recruiter, Sgt. Matthew Garcia, into the conversation regarding the seriousness of his actions.  
Cody Hale graduated with Delta Company on Nov. 14 in San Diego.  Family members say a recruiter (not Sgt. Garcia) dropped him off for a Kansas City International flight back to San Diego on Dec. 3, but Hale never flew back to California.  
A KCI spokesperson says authorities in Clay County made an inquiry on Dec. 10 about its surveillance footage.  KCI Airport police staff looked at footage from the airport on Wednesday.   No conclusions were made reviewing the footage.  They located a few individuals on video that they want family members to take a look at.  Randy Hale says a law enforcement officer is expected to look at surveillance Thursday morning.  
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has Hale, 19, listed as missing since Dec. 5th.  Click here to read its report.  
A Facebook group called "USMC Life" says that Hale was leaving for an American Airlines flight, but "never scanned his ticket to board the plane."  He is described in the post as wearing a black hoodie with San Diego written on the front in red, green, and yellow at the time of his disappearance.  
In five hours, more than 2,000 people shared this post on Facebook Wednesday night.  
When asked the one thing he would tell his son, Cody, tonight, Randy Hale replied, "It would be that there are more people out there than you can imagine that care about your well-being.  Your whole family, extended family (and friends) want to know that you're alive." 
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