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STILL MISSING - ‘Little Van’ Streat

Law stymied in search for ‘Little Van’

The last time anyone heard from “Little Van” Streat he was on his way to visit a friend in Alma — that was last Wednesday evening.
A pickup truck belonging to the 27-year-old son of former state senator Van Streat was found two days later (Friday) partially submerged, on a flooded road near the Ware/Bacon County line in the Beach community.
According to Bacon County Sheriff Richard Foskey, there were no immediate signs of foul play at the scene and all of Streat’s work tools were still in his vehicle.
“The truck was wet, so we have to wait for it to dry out before we can go over it,” he 
said. “Right now, we are still treating this as a missing persons case.”
The sheriff said air and ground searches were conducted Friday and Saturday nights with over 100 lawmen and volunteers searching a three-mile area around were Streat’s vehicle was found. Foskey said the search turned up no leads in the investigation.
“We’ve officially called the search of the area [where the truck was found] off and Little Van’s father is aware of this and understands it,” the sheriff said.
An unofficial search of the area, by family and friends, is continuing in Ware County in the area around the old Beach Timber facility.
Foskey said Streat apparently left work at the CSX rail yard in Waycross late last Wednesday evening.
The Waycross Police Departments is the lead agency on the case and they are currently interviewing Streat’s family and friends trying to come up with new information on Streat’s possible whereabouts.
Anyone with any information about the case, is asked to contact the automated community tip line at 287-2924.