UPDATE: Missing Kentucky trucker took ride from Illinois State Police Trooper

(Wayne County Sheriff)
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DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) – UPDATE 7/11/2018: The Dixon Illinois Police Department says a Kentucky trucker last seen in June may be headed towards New York after his truck and personal belongings were found in Dixon.

Austin Jones was last seen by his family on June 26th. Jones is a long-haul trucker. Investigators say his truck was discovered at a Dixon truck stop with all his personal items still inside on July 5th. The police department says an investigation revealed Jones took a ride from an Illinois State Police Trooper. Jones reportedly told the trooper he was headed to New York.

Jones was not reported missing until four days after his truck was found in Illinois on July 9th, according to Dixon Police.

Jones is described as a 24-year-old white male with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’ 5” tall, 141lbs with a medium build.

The sheriff’s office in Wayne County, Kentucky is asking anyone with information about Jones to contact them at (606) 348-5416.

ORIGINAL 7/10/2018: Investigators are stumped by the disappearance of a Kentucky truck driver who seems to have vanished in Dixon.

Family members have not heard from Austin Jones, 24, of Monticello, Kentucky since June 24.

Investigators say his truck has since been discovered at a Dixon truck stop with all his personal items still inside, but no sign of Jones.

Jones has brown hair and brown eyes, stands 5’ 5” and has a medium build.

The sheriff’s office in Wayne County, Kentucky is asking anyone with information about Jones to contact them at (606) 348-5416.