LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Friday will mark two years since 24-year-old Xavier Tarrand went missing after his cousin gave him a ride to a local gas station to meet up with some people. Investigators have always called the situation suspicious.
His mother says she won't hold anymore vigils, she's removing what is almost a shrine on the Tarrand's dining room table, and she just wants closure. "I don't think he's alive, but I want the Lake County Sheriff's Office to do more toward getting justice. I feel like they can do more-make some arrests," says Wanda Tarrand.
Investigators have made some discoveries over the years, but never the answer to what really happened once Xavier left a gas station not far from his home near the intersection of state roads 50 and 33 in Groveland. His mother told investigators his cousin dropped him off here around 7 o'clock the evening of January 15, 2014 and saw him get into a black four-door Honda with some other people. He told his cousin he had something to do. He then called his cousin 30 minutes later and asked him to pick him back up at the same gas station in three minutes, but he never returned.
Wanda has a plea to anyone who knows anything. "Please, just call anonymously. If you have any sort of heart...if you know anything, so we can get closure. Please let us know something. For the sake of my 85-year-old mother, his grandmother," she says. "Every second of the day, every second of my life, I think about him, even when I'm sleeping."
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).