Missing 83-year-old Alabama Man's Car Found 200 Miles Distant in Kentucky

Missing 83-year-old Alabama Man’s Car Found 200 Miles Distant in Kentucky

Approximately four hours away from the location where he was last seen near his house in Florence many weeks ago, the police are hunting for a man whose car was discovered abandoned in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

According to a post on Facebook made by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky, Roy Foster Jackson, who is 83 years old, was last seen on April 7 in the vicinity of his residence in Florence. In Dawson Springs, on Monday, the car belonging to Jackson was discovered abandoned in a field close to the Trusty Cemetery. Over the subsequent three days, a comprehensive search was planned to look for him in the vicinity.

As of the afternoon of Friday, Jackson has not been located at this time. Lt. James Distefano, who works for the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office in north Alabama, stated that the agency became aware of Jackson’s abduction after Kentucky authorities traced his car registration back to Alabama. After that, deputies went to Jackson’s residence in Florence to do a welfare check, but they were unable to locate him.

Jackson suffers from dementia, is diabetic, and had not been heard from in several days before his car was recovered, according to Distefano, who stated that deputies received this information through Jackson’s sister, who is believed to be his only next of kin.

“They have the impression that he started driving, got turned around, and was completely oblivious to what he was doing,” Distefano added.

After conducting an investigation into his route from Florence to Dawson Springs, it was discovered that Jackson had, at some time during his voyage, traveled through Nashville. The most recent credit card activity that Jackson had was discovered in Russellville, Kentucky, which is approximately one hour away from the location where his vehicle was ultimately discovered.

Calling the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 270-365-2088 or the Dispatch Center’s non-emergency line at 270-365-2041 is strongly advised for anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of Jackson.

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