By Richie Ramos

LODI (CBS13) – Investigators and volunteers in Lodi searched on Sunday for a missing man who may have been the victim of a crime.

Larry Don Carter, 53, hasn’t been seen since July 31. His torched van was found two days later, parked alongside North Guard Road.

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Professional searchers, cadaver dogs and a drone were joined by nearly 100 volunteers to search for Carter. His sister Nancy Galli, who assembled the search party, said the whole family just wants to know what happened.

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“At this point, we are looking for his remains, we want to bring him home, bring closure to our mom,” she said.

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The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating Carter’s disappearance as suspicious, as they do not believe he left on his own.