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Six months since the McStay family disappeared

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - They vanished six months ago this week. The case of a missing Fallbrook family remains a mystery to law enforcement.

The flowers are in bad shape, and the lawn looks even worse. In a neighborhood that prides itself on well maintained homes, this one clearly sticks out.

Zubair Hasib's neighbors the McStays -- Joseph, Summer, Gianni and Joseph Jr. disappeared six months ago, gone without a trace.

"I used to see all the kids running around and playing and everything, and now nobody's there," Hasib said.

They left behind their dogs, their business and money in their bank accounts. Their car was found parked at the border. The only possible sign of them is agrainy video that investigators think could be the McStays heading into Mexico.

"They haven't touched their bank account, haven't touched their cell phone. They walked out on a house, a business, family -- It's so out of character for them," Mike McStay said.

Family members say not knowing where the McStays are hasn't gotten any easier as the days have turned into months.

"We're no closer after six months than we were six days after this whole thing started," Mike McStay said.

Fearing that the house is heading toward foreclosure, family members were there earlier this week packing up belongings including Joseph McStay's surfboards and iPod, which they gave to his 13-year-old son from another marriage; little things to help him remember his dad. As one family member put it, he wouldn't wish this on his worst enemy.

"Kind of moving his last stuff out of the house is kind of like putting the last nail in the coffin," Mike McStay said.

Investigators are not giving up in their search for the McStays just in case foul play is involved, but they also don't have any solid leads.

"It doesn't make sense. You try to think about it. You don't know what to make out of it, It's sad," Hasib said.

 

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