Eliga Ray Ferguson Jr.
Ferguson, approximately 2013
Date reported missing : 12/03/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/14/1957 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes. Ferguson goes by his middle name, Ray. He had a mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ferguson was last seen on December 3, 2013. A truck driver, he was on his way from HoustonÂ to Dallas to drop off a load when he stopped at a truck stop in Palmer, Texas.
He called his wife from the truck stop and said some people in black SUVs were searching his vehicle and that he thought he might be going to jail. The conversation cut off and Ferguson has never been heard from again. His tractor-trailer was later found, empty and abandoned, with the engine still running and a half-eaten banana in the cab.
Authorities believe Ferguson may have been taken against his will. His case remains unsolved.
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