Woodside: Man who walked away from job site is still missing


The construction worker who went missing on Monday from a Woodside construction site on Mountain Home Road is still missing, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday afternoon.

Paul Lloyd Phillips, a 40-year-old man from Salinas, was last seen at the construction site on Monday at around 11 a.m., deputies said.

The area he was thought to be in has been "cleared" by a team of searchers on foot who used a grid technique and "highly specialized search equipment," Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt told the Almanac. "We do not yet know where he is, but it is not believed he is necessarily in peril," she added.

Mr. Phillips left, saying he needed to change his shoes and never came back, Ms. Rosenblatt said.

Mr. Phillips is a white man with blond hair and brown eyes, around 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, deputies said. A photo released by the Sheriff's Office shows him as being bald or having a shaved head.

Anyone who sees him should call 911.

— Bay City News Service


Like this comment
Posted by photo
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Maybe you should show us the photo? Or at least provide a link to the sheriff's press release?

Editor's note: We added a photo and description from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Web Link

Like this comment
Posted by Marsha
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

It would help if you could tell us what neighborhood he disappeared from.

Editor's note: We updated the story. The construction site was on Mountain Home Road.

Like this comment
Posted by Phil
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Mar 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Is anyone else concerned that the only photo available of this man is a mug shot? Is there more to the story that the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is not disclosing? What company was he working for? Was he a prisoner on work release? Should we be on the lookout for a missing person or an escaped prisoner?

Like this comment
Posted by Les
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:14 am

I would like more detail as well. Was his vehicle left at work? Was there evidence supporting he succombed to a moountain lion in that remote area or a mountain man?

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

By Laura Stec | 29 comments | 1,720 views

Are We Really Up To This?
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,102 views

Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 907 views

Couples: Initiators and Implementors
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 781 views

Don't be a ghost
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 520 views