Man on coast-to-coast hiking trip missing in AZ

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A man on a cross-country hiking trip from Florida to San Diego to raise money for cancer research has gone missing in Arizona.

Police say Salvatore Pascarelli of Brooksville, Fla. last talked to his girlfriend on June 27. He told her he was leaving Flagstaff in northern Arizona the next day and heading to Yuma, which is on the U.S.-Mexico border and on the way to San Diego.

Pascarelli, who is in his late 40s, carries a GPS locator that stopped working around 9:30 p.m. June 27. Flagstaff police also say his cell phone has either been turned off or lost power.

Pascarelli's family says he's kept in regular contact since he began his journey and that it's extremely strange they haven't heard from him.

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