Friday, March 2, 2012

Attention - Missing Man


UPDATE: 
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".

By Donita Naylor
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.


20 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Hope he's found very soon!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is very sad!

Shrinky said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to read of this, I can't even imagine the worry his family and loved ones are experiencing right now. I'm sending on as many positive, warm vibes I can muster for him to be found, safe and well. Who is he to you? (((x))))

CiCi said...

I hope he comes forward and gets some help with his emotional problems. He looks like a young man, well, way younger than I am, and he has many years ahead of him still.

Sally said...

Oh goodness, I hope he's okay. :(

Barbara said...

So sad! I'll pray he is found, healthy and alive!

marifun56 said...

Thank you fo posting this. I am hoping for a good outcome.

George said...

I hadn't heard about this case. I hope they find him with no harm done.

Lori G said...

How good of you to post this. I Hope & prayers that he is found safe & well.♥

DeanO said...

trusting for the best...keep us updated!

Yum-Yum said...

Ms. A, that took a lot of courage and heartache, especially knowing that now so many of us are as concerned about this troubled young man as you are and look forward - hopefully - for future posts bearing good news. It sounds sad at the moment. Please keep us up to date. I don't know he is to you, but to me he is someone to love because he is a brother in pain.
Who may no longer be with us. That would be a lot of pain.

gmarch53 said...

I hope they find Mr. Walker soon. Bless you for posting this. *G*

Leontien said...

I am sorry i don't think i can help you with this...

Just came by to see how you were doing!

Big hugs
Leontien

Memedee said...

If this were a member of my family, I would be so grateful to you for posting this. I pray that he is found safe and well so that he can get some help.

Pat Tillett said...

This is a sad story. I hope it all ends well for him. As well as for his friends and family.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I'm glad he was found. Maybe seeing that people were worried for him will turn him toward getting some help.

Vicki Lane said...

So glad he's been found!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I'm glad he was found safe.

Lori G said...

Glad he's okay! Wishing Him & his Family the Best.

Barbara said...

I'm glad he was found! Hope he's okay!