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Family uses social media to help find missing man

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Facebook is being used as a tactical weapon tonight in the search for a missing 23-year-old electrician from Houston.

Trung Ngo's cell phone was found in a field but still not sign of him since Jan. 15.

The family has set up a Facebook page in an effort to get enough 'likes' and 'shares' so that they can spread the word about their loved one.

A lot of Asian American families are celebrating, with the exception of Trung's, said Quynh, the victim's aunt. "It's bringing in the year of the snake and that's actually Trung's year and it's just kind of difficult to celebrate."

With a heavy heart, Quynh explains how her nephew visited his niece the night before he vanished, hours later he told family he'd be meeting up with friends, but never returned home. Trung lived with his older brother and another roommate, who feared something was seriously wrong with he never showed up and that's when they called police. It's also when Quynh created this Facebook page to raise awareness in hopes to get new leads in the case.

"He would not just disappear you know we are about 90 cousins strong in Houston if he was faced with anything or in fear of his life he would come to one of us," said Quynh.

With the help of social media Detective Preston Ousley says they've received a number of tips but turned up nothing, and at this point foul play could be suspected given a "business transaction" that took place the same night of Trung's disappearance.

"The business transaction that night in Harris County you know involved other things that we're not able to discuss right now" said Detective Ousley, who also mentioned social media or any other form of communication could be the lifeline they have to solving the mystery of what happened to Trung Ngo. A question his family wants to solve too.

"We want him whether he's rested somewhere , regardless of where he's at we want him home ... so ... and allow the family to have some closure."

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