Silver Alert issued for missing Lufkin truck driver - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Silver Alert issued for missing Lufkin truck driver

Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks) Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks)
Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks) Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks)
Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks) Eliga Ferguson (Source: Natasha Meeks)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Silver Alert has been issued for a 56-year-old Lufkin man who went missing in Palmer on Dec. 3. The man's tractor-trailer was found empty with the engine still running.

The Palmer Police Department confirmed that a Silver Alert was issued for Eliga Ray Ferguson Jr.

According to an e-mail from his daughter-in-law, Natasha Meeks, Ferguson was on his way from Houston to drop off a load in Dallas when he stopped at a truck stop in Palmer. Meeks said Ferguson called his wife shortly after he stopped, and the call was cut off in the middle.

"Please help us find him and get him back to our family for Christmas," Meeks said.

When Ferguson's 18-wheeler was found, it was still running, Meeks said. In addition, there was a half-eaten banana in the truck's cab.

Anyone with any information about Ferguson's whereabouts should call the Palmer Police Department at (972) 449-3271 or the Angelina County Sheriff's Office at (936) 634-3331.

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