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Gary Dourdan reportedly leaving ‘CSI’

A missing persons case has turned up for “CSI,” and the person fans will be searching for come the new fall season is series regular Gary Dourdan.

With his contract set to expire in May, Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown, has reportedly told producers of the hit CBS show that he is leaving, according to TVGuide.com’s Michael Ausiello.

CBS is keeping the Dourdan mystery going, telling Access Hollywood, “We can’t confirm or deny this information.”

The reported departure of Dourdan comes on the heels of series regular Jorja Fox leaving the show in November.

CBS may not be shedding any light on the Dourdan’s departure, but “CSI” producers are reportedly already hard at work looking for a replacement, according to TVGuide.com. The series is trying to track down a new series regular to play Ray Santoro, a “handsome, smart and athletic” investigator.

But fear not, “CSI” fans. William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and George Eads are expected to return this fall.