SEATTLE – Seattle police believe a missing father was a victim of a random crime or took off after he didn't make it home to bake Valentine's Day cookies with his 4-year-old daughter.
"We really don't know what happened to him," Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff's Department told FOX News.
Nicholas Francisco, 28, was reported missing by his family after he didn't come home after work on Feb. 13. Christine Francisco, his wife, said he called her from work saying he was "signing off on something" and would be home after running an errand. When he wasn't home by bedtime, Christine got scared.
"My husband is missing and he would come home if he could," Christine Francisco told FOX News.
Christine, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child, said her husband would never leave the family and believes he was the victim of foul play.
"He would not run out on his family ever," she said.
Francisco, an art director in Seattle, left work in his red 1992 Toyota Paseo hatchback. Police recently recovered the vehicle.
Francisco has a 4-year-old daughter, Zea, a 2-year-old, Noah, and another child is on the way.
Police said he was a happily married man with no reason to leave his family.
"There's nothing that we can tell by his family situation that would make him leave," Urquhart said.
At least two people reported seeing the missing man, according to KATU. Witnesses said they saw Francisco at a gas station and at a public storage business.
Francisco is about 6 feet tall and last was seen wearing a light blue and white button-down shirt, black jacket and jeans.
Please call the King County Sheriff's Office at 206-296-3311 if you have any tips that could help find Francisco.