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Silver Alert issued for Garland Co. man

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GARLAND COUNTY (KATV) - Arkansas State Police activated a Silver Alert for missing Jessieville man Dan M. Roberson. He was last seen July 9 near his home on Blakely Camp Road in Jessieville just outside of Hot Springs Village.

Friday, July 12 is day 4 in the search for a missing elderly man from Jessieville in Garland County.

Thursday, at about midnight, volunteer searchers located personal effects from Roberson's vehicle on a hiking trail off of Main Haul Road off of Hwy 7 North. While investigators were processing the scene and gathering the items, searchers located a stolen vehicle in a dense wooded area near where the personal effects were located. That vehicle has been taken to the Sheriff's Office for processing.

Garland County deputies say that at this point foul play is suspicioned in the disappearance but there are no persons of interest.

Friday, searchers with the Mounted Patrol; Search & Rescue Unit, Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers will search on foot and horseback for Roberson and his vehicle.

Dan Roberson, 71, was last seen at his home on Blakely Camp Road, just outside Hot Springs Village. Relative say he has a daily routine he follows and the events from Tuesday are adding up to be very suspicious.

Friends and family have spent their days and nights by car, ATV and on foot looking for any signs of Dan Roberson or his silver 2012 Chevrolet SK1 truck.

Pastor Jimmie Scott says, "They have been driving everywhere they think he might, places he might go."

Pastor Scott has known Dan for decades. He says Dan only drives in a few mile radius of the home he has shared with his family for more than 30-years. "I have asked the lord to guide us, to help us. He is a wonderful man."

Dan's brother in-law Doug Blackwell, is reportedly the last person to see him - that was 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Blackwell says, "I talked to him about 15-minutes then I left."

Blackwell says Dan has a routine he follows every day and it starts with watering his garden. He has never left the water hose on and across the drive way unattended. That is how it looked 24-hours later, as if Dan planned to step away for a few minutes.

Blackwell says, "It is just a bad situation. What I figure, just a guessing. Somebody come along and asked to go to the store right quick or they might have had a gun. I don't know."

Dan's granddaughter says he disappeared between 10:30 and noon when she took a nap and he has never left without waking her up to ask what she wants from the store.

Also, he does not have a phone and notifies someone of where he is going before he leaves.

Blackwell adds, "He disappeared and I haven't heard or seen nothing ever since."

Pastor Scott says, "Everybody is going to do their best. Do their best. Like I said, we love him."

Dan Roberson doesn't have his diabetes medication.

Roberson, 71, weighs 225 pounds, 6'2" with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue button-up shirt and blue jeans. He may be in a silver 2012 Chevrolet SK1 truck with a chrome toolbox and Arkansas license plate 567-JPY.

Garland County deputies are investigating. They ask that anyone with information on the disappearance of Dan Roberson contact investigators at 501-622-3690 or our anonymous tip line at 501-622-3674.

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