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Alexander Holden, nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden.

California police search for missing nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden

Police in California continue to search for a missing 25-year-old Missouri man who disappeared on New Year’s Eve.

Alexander Holden is the nephew of Bob Holden, who was governor of Missouri from 2001 to 2005. Both of his parents are judges in the state. He was last seen in downtown Sacramento, police told NBC News. His girlfriend, Kennedi Perri, first noticed that Holden had gone missing.

“My son’s girlfriend called me because she hadn’t been able to contact him and asked me to try and contact him, and I couldn’t either,” Margaret Palmietto, Holden’s mother, told KCRA-TV.

According to Palmietto, Holden and Perri had plans for New Year’s Eve that night, and when Holden didn’t show, Perri began to worry. “They had plans that evening with a bunch of friends and it was really out of character for him to be absent for something like that,” Palmietto said.

Holden’s father, Greene County Judge Calvin Holden, reiterated to the Springfield News-Leader that his son had “no history of disappearing” and he remains “very concerned.”

The Sacramento Police shared an “attempt to locate missing person” to their Twitter account Wednesday, urging for help from the community

Holden’s stepfather, Vito Palmietto, told KCRA that people in Holden’s hometown in Missouri are sending their prayers. “We all pull together as a family, all the kids at home are doing their thing and our church is having a mass Saturday for Alex,” he shared.

His mother told the outlet if her son could hear one thing, it would be that they are trying to find him. “We want to get you back here. We want to know you’re OK. I don’t know if you have any idea. You have people in Springfield, you have people here,” she said. “People are trying to fly here, get here as fast as they can, although there’s not much they can do.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice