The search for a missing
Arkansas trucker who disappeared during the weekend has come to a tragic end.
Terry Eubanks, a 47-year-old trucker and
OOIDA member from Conway, AR, was found dead in his truck Tuesday, Dec. 13, at
a Petro Truck Stop near Gaston, IN, about 11 miles from where he had picked up
his last load, according to Lt. Jack Pike, public information officer for the
Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas.
Pike told Land
Line that he was contacted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
in Indiana, whose officers found Eubanks inside his truck. Pike said he did not
believe there was any foul play suspected.
Eubanks’ wife, Marcy, spoke to Land Line on Monday, Dec. 12, after
phoning OOIDA for advice in finding her husband. She said he told her by
telephone on Thursday, Dec. 8, that he was not feeling well.
When she spoke with him on Friday, he told
her he would be home for their daughter’s Christmas program on Sunday, but
again said he was not feeling well and “felt strange.” He was going to lie down
in his sleeper and cut the call short.
According to the missing persons report Marcy
filed Monday, that call Friday was Marcy’s last communication with her husband.
Marcy tried to call him repeatedly, and on
Monday, Dec. 12, she alerted local authorities in Arkansas and the Indiana
State Police, who issued a watch for Eubanks.
Eubanks, who was leased to River Valley
Express in Russellville, AR, was scheduled to pick up a load at Red Gold in
Alexandria, IN, and deliver it to Sysco in Little Rock, AR. According to the
missing persons report, Eubanks did pick up his load from Red Gold on Sunday,
Dec. 11, but was not heard from again.
– By Aaron
Ladage, staff writer