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BAUMHOLDER, Germany — Capt. Robert Przybylski, the Baumholder-based officer who has been absent without leave since Oct. 10, remains missing but does not appear to be in any danger, authorities reported Wednesday.

“He is still AWOL, but believed to be safe,” said Maj. Rich Spiegel, a V Corps spokesman. “His absence remains under investigation.”

Army officials remain tight-lipped about the circumstances involving the captain’s disappearance.

“I don’t want to speculate on anything that would hurt the investigation,” Spiegel said.

Spiegel declined to say whether Przybylski remains in Germany or is traveling alone or whether investigators have had direct communication with him.

Last week, Przybylski’s name was released and included on American Forces Network radio and television broadcasts asking the captain to contact his unit. The military has not released his age or a photo.

Przybylski, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, was recently named a company commander within the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. The brigade is expected to deploy to Iraq in March.

Before joining the 2nd BCT, Przybylski worked at the division level as a planning and integrations officer. He was quoted in an Army press release from July 2006 talking about his job in helping to plan a tactical exercise in Bulgaria.

The stateside family of Przybylski, who is single, has been notified about the case.

As policy dictates, Przybylski was reported absent without leave following a 24-hour period in which he was missing. The disappearance followed a four-day weekend, which potentially extends the period of time in which the officer could have been missing.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact military police or local Criminal Investigation Command unit.

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John covers U.S. military activities across Europe and Africa. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, he previously worked for newspapers in New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

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