May 1, 2013 5:35 PM
Where is he? It's been about two weeks since any of his relatives have heard from Johnny Hacker of Clay County. His family says it's unusual for him not to call or answer his cell phone. He was reported missing yesterday, and now the Clay County Sheriff's Department is working with Indiana authorities trying to find him.
"For him not to answer his phone for us or his mother, it's just out of place," explains Robert Curry, Johnny Hacker's brother-in-law.
Johnny's family is worried sick. The 50-year-old long-haul truck driver who has been collecting disability recently always answers his phone. But after visiting his mom a couple weeks ago, the last anyone has heard from him was April 19th. Johnny called his girlfriend and told her he was at a "Pick-A-Parts" truck parts store in Arlington, Indiana. It's a town east of Indianapolis.
"He said he was in Indiana looking for truck parts for his truck, and I know he was working on his truck," says Robert.
They've heard nothing since. Johnny was driving a '99 red Chevy Silverado pickup truck with an extended cab and a missing grill. Robert says with the high price of gas, it's out of the ordinary for his brother to drive all the way to Indiana, 260 miles away, for truck parts.
"We've texted him, and let him know our concerns. Just let us know he's all right, especially for his mother. His mother's just worried to death," says Robert.
The Clay County Chief Deputy says the cell phone is off and calls are going straight to voicemail. The phone is not pinging anywhere. Deputies have contacted Indiana authorities and haven't found the truck yet. Johnny's family just wants him home safely.
"If you're out there Johnny, just let us know you're all right," says Robert.
If you have any information about Johnny Hacker's whereabouts, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 606-598-3471.