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Old 12-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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TX - SILVER ALERT: Eliga Ray Ferguson, 56, Palmer, 3 Dec 2013

Palmer police have issued a silver alert for missing Lufkin, TX, truck driver Eliga Ray Ferguson Jnr, 56.

Ray was driving a load from Houston to Dallas, stopped in Palmer, and vanished on Dec 3rd. His 18 wheeler tractor trailer was found with the engine still running and a half eaten banana inside.


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Old 12-30-2013, 10:32 AM
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Photo provided by Ray's daughter in law.

http://www.ktre.com/story/24196837/s...n-truck-driver


Anyone with any information should call

Palmer PD on (972) 449-3271

Angelina Sheriff's Office on (936) 634-3331
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:40 AM
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Oh no. Just saw he was talking to his wife and the call was suddenly cut off. And the trailer was empty. I wonder if the load was a valuable one?
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:47 AM
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Sharing this just so people know there is a FACEBOOK PAGE for missing truck drivers from across the US.

His case was added and being shared:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missi...41127269254698
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I guess something made him stop and pull over suddenly. If it was while he was on the phone to his wife you'd think he'd mention something though ("hey there's a car in trouble here, I'll call you back" or something). Unless he just lost his signal and then something else happened.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:59 AM
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Sharing this just so people know there is a FACEBOOK PAGE for missing truck drivers from across the US.

His case was added and being shared:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missi...41127269254698
Thanks Ransom, that is really useful but worrying - why in the heck are so many truckers going missing?

I see on the FB there is yet another person who thinks you have to wait 48 hours before reporting a person missing. Sigh.
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Ray must have an added vulnerability for the issue of the silvert alert, otherwise he doesn't qualify. I wonder if the age of 56 is correct in the media? He looks a little older to me.

http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/Operati...rtCriteria.htm
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Ray must have an added vulnerability for the issue of the silvert alert, otherwise he doesn't qualify. I wonder if the age of 56 is correct in the media? He looks a little older to me.

http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/Operati...rtCriteria.htm
really odd too that the Texas Alert (twitter) doesn't have him listed at all. They are really good getting alerts to twitter.

https://twitter.com/TX_Alerts
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Thanks Ransom, that is really useful but worrying - why in the heck are so many truckers going missing?
I see on the FB there is yet another person who thinks you have to wait 48 hours before reporting a person missing. Sigh.
It's easy money...I work for a major distribution company and we have had our trailers stolen off the lots of another trucking company who was supposed to deliver our goods, they've been stolen off of the lots at truck stops and at restaurants. The worst one was when 4 truck drivers broke onto the trucking company's lot, hooked up to 4 of our trailers, rammed through the gate and took off with all 4 fully loaded trailers worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of our trailers was found in West Virginia up in the woods and another trailer had already been painted, covering up the logo. The thieves who have hit us are not stupid. They seem to know which trucking companies are hauling our goods exclusively. A lone trucker is an easy target, especially if he's pulling a trailer that doesn't have a massive logo on it. Once the thieves park the trailer, they can unload the goods with a forklift in a matter of minutes. My father in law is a trucker and I worry about him all the time. I pray Eliga doesn't end up like the trucker they found in somebody's back yard a few years ago.
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It seems it isn't even known if Palmer PD have asked Texas Equusearch for help yet. He is not on their website yet. What a shame. They're the best.

I saw Hal Ticknor on there. I so hoped he would be found. His case was so sad.

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From this, it looks like a family member can file the report as long as they have the case number, but Police must give their permission for TE's involvement??

http://texasequusearch.org/report-a-person-missing/
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missing Lufkin truck driver
By Gary Bass

Updated: 12/11/2013 4:52 pm EST

A Silver Alert has been issued for a 56-year-old Lufkin man who went missing in Palmer on Dec. 3. The man's tractor-trailer was found empty with the engine still running.

The Palmer Police Department confirmed that a Silver Alert was issued for Eliga Ray Ferguson Jr.

According to an e-mail from his daughter-in-law, Natasha Meeks, Ferguson was on his way from Houston to drop off a load in Dallas when he stopped at a truck stop in Palmer. Meeks said Ferguson called his wife shortly after he stopped, and the call was cut off in the middle.

"Please help us find him and get him back to our family for Christmas," Meeks said.

When Ferguson's 18-wheeler was found, it was still running, Meeks said. In addition, there was a half-eaten banana in the truck's cab.

Anyone with any information about Ferguson's whereabouts should call the Palmer Police Department at (972) 449-3271 or the Angelina County Sheriff's Office at (936) 634-3331.



This is very odd. As far as i know they still have no leads on him.
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Date Picture Updated: 1/9/2014
Eliga Ray Ferguson
Name: Eliga Ray Ferguson
AKA: Ray Ferguson
Case Number: M1401003
Case Type: Involuntary
Last Seen in: Palmer (Ellis County)
Last Seen on: 12/3/2013
Height: 5' 08" Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/14/1957 Age Missing: 56
Eye Color: Green Hair Color: Blonde
Race: White Sex: Male
State Missing From: Texas
Country Missing From: USA

Circumstances: Mr. Ferguson has a medium build and was last seen wearing a baseball cap, blue shirt with blue jeans. He is known to wear a goatee and mustache. Mr. Ferguson's tractor trailer was found empty with the engine running.



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