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Brian Keith Lax | Lake County sheriff’s office

U.S. Navy veteran reported missing, last seen at Great Lakes Naval Base

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Authorities are asking the public’s help to find a U.S. Navy veteran from Milwaukee who went missing Tuesday after leaving Great Lakes Naval Base.

Brian Keith Lax, 50, was reported missing Friday, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office. He has not been seen or heard from since he Great Lakes Naval Base about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

His cellular phone last pinged near Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus in the Rogers Park neighborhood about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, the statement said.

Lax lives in Milwaukee, but he frequents Lake County and the city of Chicago, the sheriff’s office said. He was due to arrive at work later that day back in Milwaukee, but he never arrived.

He also made several “concerning statements” on Twitter before he fell out of contact, the sheriff’s office said.

Lax is described as a 5-foot-9, 180-pound man with blue eyes and blond hair, police said. He was last seen wearing some type of Navy uniform, according to surveillance video from the base.

He was last seen driving his purple 2010 Toyota Scion with Wisconsin license plate 964-XDN, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police immediately.

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