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Police seek help to locate missing Talent man

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing Talent man who never returned from the job his sister said he had at an Applegate winery.

Mario Ceja-Espino, 39, was last seen by his sister, who told authorities that she dropped him off at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville, where he was supposed to then be taken to a winery for the day to work.

The sister didn’t know the name of the winery her brother was going to, or the name or contact information of the person who was bringing him there or home, said David Towe, chief of Jacksonville police.

Police are reaching out to wineries in the area to try to find any more information on Ceja-Espino's whereabouts, he said.No active search has begun as authorities do not have enough information to narrow down the area.

Ceja-Espino lives on Talent Avenue, police said. He was wearing a light gray jacket, denim jeans and white shoes when he was last seen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Jacksonville Police Department at 541-899-7100, dispatch at 541-776-7206 or 911.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Kaylee Tornay at ktornay@rosebudmedia.com or 541-776-4497. Follow her on Twitter @ka_tornay.

Mario Ceja-Espino, courtesy of the Jacksonville Police Department