Missing officer is identified
October 18, 2007
BAUMHOLDER, Germany — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a Baumholder-based officer who has been missing for more than a week.
Capt. Robert Przybylski, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, was reported absent without leave on the morning of Oct. 10, according to V Corps.
Przybylski’s name was released to the media, and a plea for information was broadcast on AFN radio and television. The military has not released his age or a photo.
Initially, V Corps declined to release the captain’s identity, citing an ongoing investigation.
As the investigation moved forward, the decision was made to broadcast Przybylski’s name, V Corps spokesman Richard Spiegel said Wednesday.
Officials haven’t released any details about the investigation into Przybylski’s disappearance. Authorities also haven’t said whether there are any leads in the case or if it is thought that foul play could be a factor.
Przybylski, who is single, was recently named a company commander within the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. The 2-6 is deploying to Iraq along with the rest of the 2nd Brigade next March.
Army investigators have been working closely with German law enforcement to find him, Spiegel said.
As policy dictates, Przybylski was reported AWOL 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.
V Corps stated that the officer’s stateside family has been informed of his disappearance.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact their local military police or CID unit.