Novato man missing since Saturday afternoon

Novato police have received a report about a man who went missing last weekend, a police captain said.

George Cook, 57, of Novato, went missing on Saturday, Capt. Jamie Knox said.

Cook was last known to be traveling in a 1993 blue Toyota 4Runner on state Highway 37 on Saturday afternoon, his business partner and common-law wife Lisa Lyons said.

Cook was going to Vallejo to buy a bumper and withdrew $300 from the couple's joint bank account, and there has been no ATM activity since then, Lyons said.

Cook's last contact was a text at 4:33 p.m. Saturday and his cellphone since then has been off, Lyons said.

"He is an honest hard-working guy who has no criminal record. He loves his family, our dog and his SF Giants and friends," Lyons said in an email.

Cook also is an avid photographer, she said.

Nothing was missing from the home, no bags were packed and no friends, family or work associates have seen or heard from Cook, Lyons said.

"This is not his character -- he has never in the eight years we have been together not come home. I and his family and loved ones are distraught. We need help finding George Cook," Lyons said.

Lyons filed the missing persons report Sunday.

Cook is a white man, has blond hair and blue eyes, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. The license plate of his Toyota is 3FCW257.

Cook's family in Oregon is scheduled to arrive in Novato later today, Lyons said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Novato police at (415) 897-4361.
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