Robert Arthur Wiles allegedly was kidnapped from Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida, where he worked. He was last seen at work at approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 1, 2008. A few days later, his parents received a ransom note, but no further demands have been made. Robert Wiles is employed by the family owned business, Toledo-based National Flight Services, an aircraft maintenance company. Wiles is a business development manager at the company's branch in Lakeland, Florida. Wiles is a pilot, diver, fisherman, and an athlete.

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