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Updated: 6/15/2013 9:03 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Vanessa Williams is starting to get weary. Her husband Kevin has been missing since the end of May, and she's no closer to knowing why and tonight "I'm very, very mad because it seems to me nothing is adding up," she said.

Kevin is a Chief Officer with a long history of awards and no blemish in his files. He was last seen at a Kangaroo gas station on Philips Highway -- and according to the clerk on duty -- he bought a drink and didn't appear stressed.

Things took a turn Tuesday when, according to Williams, homicide detectives showed up at her home and asked to look around.

"They came in here and took the tower for my computer, and it's all gone," she explained. She says they also took Kevin's phone.

"Something is not right, and JSO does not seem to care," friend Kara Rice said.

We asked JSO if they paid Williams a visit and were told "we do not comment on active investigations." Rice believes the military and law enforcement are failing Kevin.

"If a sailor falls off a ship, they don't stop looking for him. But this sailor went missing in Jacksonville. A Navy town. OK."

As Father's Day approaches and Vanessa and her two kids try to press on, she prays the public doesn't write off Kevin, but do everything they can to keep him a priority.

"The city of Jacksonville should really come together and let's find him. He deserves it."

If you see Williams, you're asked to call the NRD Command at 904-524-3723.

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Realchange - 6/15/2013 11:53 AM
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Don't rush to judgement. It is possible he got robbed then shot and his body dumped somewhere. I doubt a Chief be it Master, Senior, or regular would go awol without good reason.

nativejax - 6/15/2013 10:34 AM
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It would help if they told us what type/color of vehicle he was driving. This wife sounds phony to me..she claimed they had an argument at the mall? I feel she had more to do with his disappearance than she's saying.

Gunny48 - 6/15/2013 10:07 AM
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I agree. This won't end well. No Navy chief is going to abandon his shipmates and career simply because of an argument with his wife.
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