New search launched for missing Detroit chef and former Marine

Posted: 5:52 PM, Jun 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-20 13:37:52Z

Family and friends are searching on Detroit’s west side on Monday night, looking for a former Marine and chef who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

Thirty-nine-year-old Douglas Calhoun was last heard from on May 31. His truck was found abandoned, and an unknown person has used his credit cards. 

Police are calling the situation suspicious, but no one has any answers about his whereabouts.

On Monday night, family and friends of Douglas Calhoun gathered near Fenkell & Evergreen on Detroit’s west side to hand out flyers, knock on doors and look through abandoned properties.

His sister, Dayna Phillips, is devastated.

"Nineteen days today. It's been hell for 19 days, no days are better than others. Its's all horrible. It's all horrible, not knowing,” said Phillps.

She said the entire situation is very unlike him and she needs answers.

"He's missed too many special occasions in the last week alone, that he just would not have missed, not to mention his business,” said Phillips.

Her brother is known as Chef Doug, he has a successful catering business.  He was supposed to head to catering event in St. Louis before he went missing.

His family, friends and pastor are hopeful their dedication to the search will help them find the answer.

"We're out here, boots on the streets looking for family. We believe in faith and we know that god has the power,” said Pastor Lemar Tabb, with Lighthouse Community Church of Detroit. 

Anyone with information about Chef Doug is asked to call 313-283-3517. They’re offering a $6,500 cash reward.