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Marysville Trustee Candidate Disappears Weeks Before Election

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MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – He’s running for Marysville Joint Unified School District trustee, but there’s just one problem: no one can find him.

The mystery man disappeared. He didn’t show up to a candidate event and his house is empty.

Most candidates this time of year are easy to find. But not Anthony Dannible. His whereabouts are a complete mystery to many.

“One day he’s there, one day he’s not,” neighbor Matt Wilson said.

Neighbors haven’t seen him for some time.

“At least a couple months, easy,” neighbor Mario Huerta said.

His opponent, Margie Markle, has never even met him, even though it’s his second time running against her.

“I have no idea what he looks like. If he walked down the street right now, I wouldn’t know him,” said Markle, Marysville Joint Unified School District trustee.

Outside his home, his name is on the mailbox, but there’s a PG&E notice on the door and a for-sale sign in the yard.

“I don’t know what happened to him. Hopefully he’s OK,” said Wilson.

So, where is Anthony Dannible?

Since he obviously wasn’t home, CBS13’s Nick Janes decided to call him up. There was no answer, and a strange name on the voicemail.

“Agnes Johnson is not available,” it said.

Was it another possible address? Nope.

We went to another address, but it was just another dead end. However, just as we were ready to give up, we received a phone call.

Dannible called back. He says he is with his son, who just got back from the Middle East; but he wouldn’t tell us exactly where he is.

He declined to say anything about why he’s running. He was a no-show at a recent debate too.

“I don’t know what to say. Hopefully, someday I will meet him,” said Markle.

He’s running for office and running out of time to start his campaign.

When he ran back in 2008, despite being a relative unknown, he still managed to grab 40 percent of the vote.

Dannible filed his running papers with the Yuba County Elections Office in early August. On the forms, he calls himself a retired teacher.

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