Jay Walker was found alive on Sunday evening, March 4, 2012. Walker apparently has been in the hospital for days, unaware of the search.
Correction: The van was misidentified as a Ford "Quest" and should be a "Windstar".
Friends are posting encouragement, suggestions and sometimes anger on the Facebook page of a Cranston man who embarked on a one-man poetry tour in February and hasn't been heard from since saying goodbye early Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter, where he had posted about doing something drastic.
The police in Austin, Texas, confirmed that they are actively investigating a missing person case for Jason E. Walker. According to Walker's Facebook page (login required), he was the featured poet Sunday night at Kick Butt Coffee's Spoken and Heard. A co-host gave him a ride, bed and food and dropped him off Monday morning at the shop where his van was being fixed. (The Facebook page was unavailable Thursday night.)
Anyone with information about Jay Walker's whereabouts is asked to call Austin police at (512) 974-5000.