Pinal County Sheriff's Office (2)
June 30, 2015 01:50 PM

Family members are desperately searching for a Maricopa, Arizona, couple who disappeared more than a week ago.

Michael and Tina Careccia were first reported missing on June 22 after they left for work that morning and never showed up, The Republic reports.

The only clue in the mysterious disappearance thus far? Their 2008 Honda Accord, which was found by Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies just hours after they vanished.

Michael’s brother-in-law Geoff Dugan, who has been heading up the search, says he’s still optimistic. “We have our ups and downs just like you would expect,” he told KPHO.

“You know, from day one, we ride the roller coaster of emotions like you would expect. But, yeah, we’re still optimistic. We’re still looking,” he added.

But former Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill, who spoke with The Republic, is less hopeful. “Is it possible for a couple to run away? Yes,” he said. “Is it likely without foul play? Not likely.”

And with no activity on the couple’s phones, bank accounts or credit cards for eight days now, Pinal County investigators have few leads.

“Bottom line today is keep doing what we’re doing,” said Dugan.

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