It has been more than five years since Oscar Lewis King’s family reported him missing and they are still searching and seeking information regarding his whereabouts.
The then 74-year-old Centre resident was last seen December 2nd, 2013. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver told WEIS Radio News that King went missing about the same time as his 2001 blue Dodge Dakota truck – which had an Alabama disability license plate. Family members say that he left his glasses and medication behind. Sheriff Shaver said that the elderly man did have some issues with becoming disoriented from time to time.
Investigators have been diligently working to locate King since he was reported missing, by searching bodies of water across the area looking for either King or his vehicle, and thus far have found nothing.
Information on King and the circumstances surrounding the case have been entered into all the “missing person’s” databases, but nothing has turned up.The sheriff says King has family in Cherokee County – and not knowing what has become of him has been difficult for them. Shaver said “We’re hoping somebody saw something or heard something. We’re looking for any type of information.” The Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit is currently heading up the investigation with assistance from several state agencies.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (256) 927-9999.