Fifty-seven-year-old Minnie Lincoln often spends her free time playing pool at the Old Timers Club in Bridgeport. It's where she went last Friday, the night she went missing.
Authorities said the great-grandmother was last seen leaving the Stratford Avenue bar around 11 p.m. with the man who owns the building, a city employee who was wanted for questioning in connection with her disappearance.
Detectives interviewed Marcus Jackson, 36, of Stratford, on Thursday afternoon and called him back for a second interview. Police said he never showed up. He was located Friday night in his car at Mohegan Sun, according to Bridgeport police.
Clarence Powell, who runs the Old Timers Club, was wondering where Jackson went when he was briefly missing.
"I talked to him yesterday at 5:08, because I checked my phone when I talked to him," Powell said Friday. "He said he would be here in 10 minutes and he just never showed."
He described Jackson as a "fun-loving guy" who "doesn't bother anybody" and said there's no way his disappearance could be linked to Lincoln's.
"Those two can't be combined. I don't believe that," he said.
Powell was there the night Lincoln disappeared. He said she had gotten into some kind of argument before Jackson stepped in to help.
"Marcus was in the yard talking with her because she had a dispute with somebody, so Marcus was calming her down and then walked her down the street, up the street," Powell said. "They parted separate ways. Marcus went one way, she went the other."
Lincoln was last seen walking with Jackson on Wilmot Avenue toward his parked Ford F150, according to police. Investigators have taken that truck into custody.
They're also searching Lincoln's home and cellphone records.
Family and friends just want her home safe.
"She's a kind and concerned person about what goes on around her. She's very sociable," said David Heard, who described himself as a close friend of the Lincoln family. "She has a routine that she keeps and that's why it's very unusual that this situation has occurred."
Heard said Lincoln is a great-grandmother and a cancer survivor. It's not like her to be out of touch.
"She speaks to her family all the time. We're just basically concerned. We would like some answers," Heard said.
Anyone with information on Lincoln's whereabouts or who knows what may have happened is urged to call Bridgeport police as soon as possible at 203-258-2545.