Silver Alert issued on missing trucker

By Mark Reddig, "Land Line Now" host | 7/19/2013

A trucker from Lyndon, Kan., has been reported missing, and local law enforcement officials are asking truckers and others for help in finding him.

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Raleigh Heskett was last seen at the Beto Junction Truck Stop.

Raleigh Heskett was last seen at the Beto Junction Truck Stop, located at Exit 155 off Interstate 35 in Kansas. A surveillance camera at the truck stop captured a picture of Heskett with his personal vehicle at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Heskett, 67, also known as “RD,” is described as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, with a gray beard and mustache. The surveillance video shows him wearing a black ball cap with the word “CONVOY” written on it. He is shown in photos wearing glasses, which police say he no longer wears.

Osage County, Kan., Sheriff Laurie Dunn said Heskett has a tattoo of a panther and cobra on one arm; the other arm is severely injured. His wife, Mary Beth Heskett, said the family is concerned about blood loss from the wound, and added that Heskett needs to take regular medication. A notice on the sheriff’s website says anyone who finds him should be aware he may need immediate medical attention.

Dunn is currently a truck driver for Convoy Systems, Kansas City, Kan. He was driving his personal vehicle, a brown, full-size, 2002 GMC van with Kansas license plate 417DCF.

Sheriff Dunn confimed that a Silver Alert has been issued for Heskett.

Anyone with information about Heskett’s location should contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121. They can also call the county’s Crimestoppers line at 1-877-OS-CRIME or local 911.