Hammond Man Vanishes After Watching Blackhawks Game at Crown Point Bar - NBC Chicago

Hammond Man Vanishes After Watching Blackhawks Game at Crown Point Bar

Michael Hernandez was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans and a Blackhawks cap at the Safe House Bar and Grill in Crown Point

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    Michael Hernandez disappeared Friday night after leaving the Safe House Bar and Grill in Crown Point. NBC Chicago's Trina Orlando reports. (Published Monday, May 4, 2015)

    An official with the Lake County (Indiana) Sheriff's Department said deputies are "actively and aggressively" pursuing the case of a father who disappeared after watching Friday night's Chicago Blackhawks game.

    Lorenzo Longoria, told police his son, 24-year-old Michael Hernandez, was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans and a Blackhawks cap at the Safe House Bar and Grill in Crown Point, sheriff department spokeswoman Patti Van Til said. 

    The last time anyone heard or saw the Hammond father of two was about 10 p.m., Longoria said. 

    "I saw him get in his car. I got in my car. I backed out first. I left. That was it," recalled Jake Fleming, a friend who was with Hernandez on Friday.

    Detectives said they were looking into tracking Hernandez's cell phone and credit cards and were also reviewing surveillance footage from the bar. 

    Police said they've had no previous contact with Hernandez and said nothing suspicious happened inside the bar.

    In fliers family members were distributing Monday evening, Hernandez was described as standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. Hernandez was driving a blue 2008 Scion XD with Indiana license plate 906LTI.

    Anyone with information about Hernandez should contact the Lake County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 219-755-3334.

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