Paulo Netto: Photo Released of Man Who Used Missing Tourist's Credit Card

Categories: Missing Person

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Person of interest
Authorities are looking for this guy to your right who they say used Paulo Netto's credit card at a Mission District McDonald's three days after the Brazilian tourist disappeared.

Netto had recently moved from Brazil to Los Angeles and was visiting San Francisco for the weekend to check out the art schools here. On Oct 28, Netto made a frantic call to his sister, Ana, in Brazil claiming someone was following him and begged her to call police for help. At the time, he was located on the 500 block of Shotwell Street in the city's Mission District.

When police arrived to that location, they found nobody. Netto has not been seen or heard from since.

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Paulo Netto
Three days later, on Halloween night, this man was caught on a surveillance camera at a Mission District McDonald's where he used Netto's credit card to buy food. Although Ana says this man is not her brother -- who is clean-shaven and shorter -- police say they're still observing the image, trying to determine who the bearded man is.

Meanwhile, his sister and mother have flown to San Francisco where they've combed the streets, shelters, and hospitals looking for the 23-year-old man. "Something happened. We are sure about it," Ana told CBS News. "But we feel that we are going to find him."

San Francisco Police said Netto, who extended his stay in San Francisco after he met someone, may be in an "altered state of mind."

Netto is about 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and speaks English and Portuguese. He may be carrying a dark-colored backpack and iPhone 5. Anyone with information about Netto is asked to contact San Francisco police




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gwest1967
gwest1967

He was found floating in McCovey Cove, poor guy. They announced the DNA match today.

annidez
annidez

There are at least five other young men missing from San Francisco right now: Crishtian Hughes, Shawn Dickerson, Sean Sidi, Jackson Miller and Cameron Remmer. Dickerson disappeared from the area of 22nd and Valencia, about half a mile from where Mr. Netto was last heard from. May they all be found safe and sound!

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