Trucker missing... and then found
Bobby Don Dooley, 42, of Sanger, Texas, pulled his big rig off I-64 at Zion Crossroads April 29, and texted his trucking company to say he quit and that he'd make his way back to Texas. Dooley hasn't been seen since and his family has not been able to reach him on his two cell phones. Police say there was no evidence of foul play inside the tractor trailer. Dooley is 5'11", weighs approximately 239 pounds, has a tattoo of a panther on his right shoulder blade and a diagonal scar on his left bicep. Anyone with information about Dooley is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128.
Update: He was found safe on Saturday, May 8, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Dooley walked out of the woods where he'd been camping in a make-shift tent and into a Zion Crossroads truck stop for a cup of coffee. There he was recognized because of media reports, says the Times-Dispatch. A trooper gave Dooley a ride to the bus station in Charlottesville to catch a bus home.
–story updated 3:19pm, Saturday, May 8. Original headline: "Trucker missing"
–story updated May 10.