Bringing Mike Home

$13,093 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 33 months

My name is Crystal Linhardt and I am Krishain VanZandt's close friend. I have created this gofundme page to help Krishain, family and friends with resouces to help find Mike and to search the streets and find out any information they could to get Mike back home! Mike's brother's and Krishain's sister's are all here for support and we are hoping for good news soon. Any donation would help tremendously.



Mike's Story is below:
Hermosa Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding an Air Force veteran and father of three who went missing Saturday after visiting Pier Plaza with friends.Michael David Vanzandt, 36, of Lancaster was standing in line with friends outside the American Junkie gastro pub about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he began walking toward a nearby liquor store, Roberts Liquor, according to the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

Vanzandt has not been seen or heard from since. Friends told police that they lost contact with his cellphone shortly after he was last seen, and family members reported him missing on Sunday.

Vanzandt and friends had watched an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight Saturday evening and rented a hotel room in the area, but he never came back, ABC7 reported. His friends left Sunday afternoon after trying to call him repeatedly.

Vanzandt’s brother, Tyler Vanzandt, wrote on Facebook that Michael’s car was still at the hotel Monday afternoon.

Vanzandt works at Edwards Air Force Base and is a swimmer and scuba diver, according to ABC. Tyler Vanzandt told the new station that he is “somebody that does like to take swims at night, you know, after he’s been drinking.”

“I’ve been out with him numerous times, and certainly that’s a concern,” Tyler Vanzandt said.

Sgt. Higgins said authorities are limited in how much they can search the water unless someone saw Vanzandt enter the water at a specific location. Currently, police are trying to get the missing man’s photo out in the public as much as possible.

“Hopefully somebody’s seen him somewhere,” Higgins said. “We’re just hoping he turns up.”

Police described Vanzandt as a 6-foot-tall white male, 190 lbs., with blond hair and blue eyes. He has three known tattoos: a tiger in the jungle on his left bicep, a small Buddha on his back and the word “KEATON” in descending letters on his left calf.

Hermosa Beach police are asking anyone who sees Vanzandt or knows of his whereabouts to call (310) 318-0360.






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Almost 3 months later and we are no closer to finding Mike. Our hearts are broken but I wanted to take a second to tell everyone that we are incredibly thankful for your donations. A large portion of the funds were incredibly helpful in allowing our family members to fly to CA when Mike initially went missing so that we could all be together while searching for him. We now have an amazing private investigator working very diligently to come up with some clues as to where he might be. We're leaving this account open so that we can continue to raise money for anything that might be recommended by the Investigator such as billboards, sonar searching equipment, flyers, etc. We're not giving up and we are so humbled by all of you for not giving up either. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Love,
Krishain and the rest of Mike's family
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Thank you all who have donated and to everyone who has invested time and effort into sharing the story and helping find Mike. There have been no clues or updates as far as Mike's disappearance. Family and friends are continuing to post flyers, walk the beaches and talk to everyone they possibly can to find a way forward from here. I can not tell you how much all your support and love has helped them keep going in this difficult time. All we ask is you keep sharing and keep Mike's family and 3 amazing kids in your thoughts and prayers! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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The amount of support has been so overwhelming for Krishain and family. Thank you all for helping during this trying time. There are no real updates on Mike at this time. Another close friend of Krishins is taking his drones down to Hermosa Beach to see it he can turn anything up. Please keep the family in your prayers as the search continues. All the love is so greatly appreciated!
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$13,093 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 33 months
Created March 10, 2016
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$50
Connie Trescot VanZandt
29 months ago

Pray for Mike! Uncle Ken, Aunt Marty, Lucas and Lydia. They love you so much!

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Sue Hardy
31 months ago

I'm still praying for Mike's safe return, and for strength for all the family. My heart breaks for all of you. xoxoxoo

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Sabrina Sarata
31 months ago

Love you guys!

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Connie VanZandt
31 months ago

Thank you Carol!!!

LN
$20
Lindsay Neilan
31 months ago

Love and prayer for you and the kids Krishain.

$50
Wayne Norton
32 months ago

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Mike VanZandt's.

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Connie Trescot VanZandt
32 months ago
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Thank you Bob and Suzanne Miller!! Love you guys

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