Rossmoor Man Missing Since May 5 Was Under Unusual Stress: Family

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Family members said a man who went missing from Rossmoor a week ago had recently been under unusual stress, police announced on Monday as they asked the public for help with their search.


Michael Gal disappeared on May 5 and was under unusual stress, according to family members.

Michael A. Gal, 41, was last seen at his home on May 5 at about 7 a.m., according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Gal texted a family member later that day, at about 4 p.m., but has not been in contact with anyone since, authorities stated in the release.

Gal’s vehicle was found near El Dorado Park by Long Beach police on May 8, but there was no sign of Gal, authorities stated.

Family members were concerned because they said Gal had been under unusual stress and his abrupt disappearance was uncharacteristic, according to investigators.

Gal was described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing 230 pounds. He has salt and pepper colored hair and blue eyes. Gal was wearing a dark short sleeve polo shirt, khaki shorts and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation was asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to OC Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or