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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- Mark Middlebrooks disappeared from Colonial Heights nearly two weeks ago. His last communication with his wife was a day later to say he was heading home.

He never showed up. Now, his family is desperate to find him safe.

"Baby please come home. We need you, we love you. I don't know what has happened but we need you home,” said Amy Middlebrooks.

She’s a wife and mother, desperate to find out why her husband has disappeared.

Mark and Amy Middlebrooks

"It's terrifying,” said Amy. “I have no answers, nobody has seen him. But he is a big dude, he's 6’5” and 240. He's just gone."

Mark Middlebrooks was last seen by a friend on November 18 and texted his wife that afternoon, to say he was heading back home. But he never showed up.

"A little more time has passed, and this has gone from just missing to highly suspicious at this point," said Colonial Heights Capt. William Anspach.

Colonial Heights detectives made a trip to Essex County Tuesday, searching for anyone who may have had contact with Middlebrooks.

Amy Middlebrooks

His family and friends say as a son, and a father of six, it's not like Middlebrooks to vanish without a trace, considering he has one child who is special needs, and parents who depend on his help.

And he always has his cell phone in his hand.

"He’s a heavy phone user, and is always on social media, none of which he has used,” said his distraught wife.

Mark Middlebrooks has a noticeable king of hearts tattoo on his neck and is believed to be driving a 1996 white Lexus 4 door sedan, with Virginia license plate VXS7260.

His wife is begging for answers.

"Someone has to know something, somewhere," said Amy Middlebrooks.

Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett that Middlebrooks’ debit card has also gone unused.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Middlebrooks or his vehicle you are asked to contact the Colonial Heights Police Department at (804)520-9300 option 7.