Friends and family in the Arkansas River Valley area are asking for the public’s help in finding 22-year-old John Wood, Jr (photos above), who was last seen at his home in Calhoun, Georgia, as he was preparing to move to be closer to his father near Jonesboro in Northeast Arkansas. Wood is 5-feet 9-inches tall, 180 pounds, and drives a 1997 blue and sliver Dodge Ram pickup truck with a broken rear tail lamp on the passengers side. A family spokesman says Wood had planned to meet with his landlord in Georgia for a final walk-through and to collect his rental deposit on Thursday, July 27th, before leaving.
Witnesses say they saw a gold or tan colored van with Georgia license plate “PCS3475” in the vicinity of his house in Calhoun…and that two men were attempting to enter the residence, but left abruptly when approached. Family members say Wood has not been seen since that incident…that multiple calls to Wood’s cell phone have gone directly to his voice-mail…and that his landlord had entered the home to find all of Wood’s belongings still in place.
Friends and family ask anyone who knows anything about Wood’s whereabouts or disappearance to either post the information on a Facebook page created recently for help in finding Wood…to call his father at (870) 284-5414 …or to call the police immediately.
UPDATE 7/31/14… Family members have provided a photo of Wood’s pick-up truck (click on image below to see full size.). A reward is also now being offered.