Authorities find few clues in search for missing Fort Shafter soldier

Authorities find few clues in search for missing Fort Shafter soldier

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The parents of a soldier who went missing last month on Oahu are speaking out in hopes someone can help bring their son home.

Thomas Borel was last seen leaving his Fort Shafter residence around mid-morning Jan. 12.

A week later, his white BMW was found abandoned on a dead end street not far away. Police say Borel’s black backpack, phone and car keys were all missing.

The 29-year-old is a second-year resident in psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center.

He’s also a new father. His wife gave birth to a son just three weeks before his disappearance.

“He is very loved by many people. His sister and his brother. And we love him so much. His wife loves him and his baby needs him,” said his mother, Ethel Borel-Donohue.

Borel’s father says he knows his son was under a lot of stress at work, but says what’s happened is completely out of character.

“We were shocked. We talked to him the Friday evening before the disappearance and he sounded perfectly fine,” said Christoph Borel-Donohue." He was certainly under a lot of stress. But he was also very happy with the baby."

The military along with HPD have searched the area where Borel was last seen and haven’t turned up any clues.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Honolulu CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

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