On October 10, 2014, Rico Harris departed his residence in Alhambra, California, intending to travel to his girlfriend’s residence.
Rico, though, disappeared en route and hasn’t been seen since. The Investigative Discovery documentary “Disappeared: California Leaving” details Rico’s abduction and shows how the renowned Harlem Globetrotter evaded capture despite a comprehensive police search.
Rico Harris: What Happened With Him?
Rico was motivated to explore a career in basketball by his dad, a semi-pro basketball player, and rejoined the Harlem Globetrotters in 2000.
He had to stop playing basketball after 2 months owing to a brain injury; thus, sadly, his athletic career never really got off.
Rico, regarded as optimistic and down-to-earth, was seeing Jennifer Song at the moment of his abduction.
The program made him aware of this fact because he was en route to join Sung when he vanished.
To spend a day with his relatives, Rico traveled to Alhambra, California, on October 9, 2014. He decided to travel to his girlfriend’s home in Seattle the next day and prepared for the road trip.
The documentary claims that on October 10, around eight in the morning, Rico arrived at a petrol station in Lodi.
But regrettably, he took the wrong path and wound himself in the Capay highlands. When Rico’s girlfriend next received him, he had been up for more than 36 hours and was on a camping ground.
Song Received A Message From Rico
On October 10, meanwhile, around 10:45 am, Song received a message from Rico stating that he was heading toward the mountains to relax.
Something transpired inside an unusual sequence. Since that time, he has vanished without a trace. When Rico didn’t arrive in Seattle by the time it was scheduled, Song became worried and called his family.
Meanwhile, Rico did not receive any calls or SMS. Then, just four days later, he was reported to police after his illegally parked car was discovered in Yolo County, over 450 miles from his residence.
His purse and credit accounts were still inside the car when the police decided to examine it fully. During their investigation, authorities discovered Rico’s backpack and cell phone, but neither provided any information regarding his location.
Rico is still missing, but his investigation is still open, and the authorities are working hard to find him.
Authorities remain optimistic that they’ll be able to safely restore Rico to his dear ones because the inquiry has so far turned up no proof of wrongdoing.
Rico’s family is cooperating with the authorities to help with their inquiry and is also rooting for a successful outcome.