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Active search ends for missing man in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Police Department suspended a ground search Friday afternoon for a missing New York man who had threatened suicide before leaving his parents' home late Sunday.

The search ended after police dogs failed to find the man in a wooded area near Southern Hills Plantation Club, on the city's south side. Police Chief George Turner said the investigation into the disappearance of Brian Charles Kossman, 45, will continue, but not the activie search.

Family members said Kossman had been drinking heavily and had made suicidal statements shortly before leaving his parents' home in Southern Hills on foot. Kossman is described as white, 5 feet 10 and 165 pounds, with long brown hair. He was last seen walking north near Southern Hills wearing a green shirt, tan shorts, black shoes, a maroon sweatshirt and eyeglasses.

Anyone with information about Kossman's whereabouts is asked to contact the Brooksville Police Department at (352) 540-3800.

Active search ends for missing man in Brooksville 04/25/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 5:09pm]

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