VCSO: Deputies searching for missing Deltona man

Limo service worker may have had financial issues

Deltona resident James Sheaffer missing / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of 36-year-old James Sheaffer of Deltona shown here at left, is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-860-7030.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Deltona man who went missing under suspicious circumstances April 2 and hasn't been seen since.

James Sheaffer, 36, who works for a limousine service, was last seen at the business getting into an unknown man's vehicle, Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer this afternoon.

"The men then drove away in a black passenger car, leaving Sheaffer's vehicle behind," the sheriff's spokesman said. "He did not return to work for his next assignment and his live-in girlfriend and family members haven't heard from him.

"It's believed that Sheaffer may have been experiencing recent financial difficulties," Haught said without elaborating.

"It's believed that Sheaffer may have been experiencing recent financial difficulties," Haught said without elaborating.

Sheaffer is 5 feet 11 and 275 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair and multiple tattoos: One that says "GRINGO" on his right neck, a "Metallica Skull" on his right calf and the letters "NCC" on his right forearm.

He lives at 1610 Horseshoe Terrace and was last seen at Blue Diamond Limousine, 2840 Regent Drive, Deltona.

Sheaffer was last seen in wearing his work clothes described as all-black dress shirt, pants and shoes. 

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