(MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz.) -- Authorities on Friday extended the search for missing Sgt. Jonathan Kyle Ferguson, who was last seen at a Yuma, Ariz. restaurant Monday morning.
"I want Sgt. Ferguson's parents in Louisiana to know that their son's safety is our highest priority right now," Lieutenant Colonel Craig Doty, Commanding Officer of Marine Air Control Squadron 1, said in a statement Friday. "Sgt. Ferguson is a part of our Marine Corps family and we are doing everything we can to help find him."
Investigators have classified Ferguson's disappearance a "missing person" case.
Ferguson is a Tactical Air Operations Module/Air Defense Technician for Marine Air Control Squadron 1.
He recently completed a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.
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