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Missing real estate agent's car located in Hauula

Daniel Lambertson Daniel Lambertson
Kaye Walsh Kaye Walsh
Theresa Lambertson Theresa Lambertson
HPD Bloodhound "Annie" HPD Bloodhound "Annie"

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HAUULA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The search for a missing Oahu real estate agent intensified Tuesday, after his car was located on Oahu's North Shore.

Police say at this point, they do not suspect foul play.

A fire rescue diver ventured beneath the water's surface to look for a missing man. Others on jet skis and in the fire department's chopper scoured the area from above.

The search for Daniel Lambertson, 39, a real estate agent and Pearlridge resident, moved to the waters off Hauula after a friend spotted his maroon Volkswagen Jetta there.

"This makes no sense," Kaye Walsh, family friend, said after locating the vehicle. "I mean, we're in Hauula and Dan was at church at Farrington and they live in Pearl City, so this doesn't make any sense at all."

Theresa Lambertson says her husband of just over three months vanished after a church service in Kalihi Saturday.

On Monday, family and friends passed out missing persons fliers and asked the public for help.

"He loved everyone and I just, I don't know what happened," the missing man's wife said through tears. "But if anybody has any information, please call whoever, the police department, give them an idea of what's going on."

Walsh decided to distribute fliers along the north shore Tuesday.

"We were driving along looking at every maroon car we could see and we passed by this one and I said, oh gosh, Brian, that's maroon and it's a Volkswagen," Walsh said. "So we turned around and came back."

Sure enough, it was Lambertson's car.

"The car is locked," Walsh said. "All of Dan's stuff is in the car. His briefcase is here. His papers are here. Everything is here."

Sources say based on the evidence so far, investigators are not ruling out suicide.

"I'm, I'm just devastated," Walsh said. "Dan and Terry are the sweetest, nicest couple. He's tall and skinny and I've never seen him without a big smile on his face."

The police department's bloodhound, Annie, was called in to try to pick up Lambertson's scent.

Tuesday's search ended at about 1:45 pm with no sign of the missing man. Police are analyzing the information they have before deciding whether to resume the search in Hauula Wednesday.

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