NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — Michael David Graham, a 37-year old man who is missing since June 5 is still untraceable. His family said they received a text message from him saying that he was tied in a trunk of a car and didn’t know his location. Interestingly police claim that they don’t believe a foul play in the case.
A USA Today report says that the man who belongs to Coralville, Iowa had sent a text to his family claiming “he was tied up and forced into the trunk of his black Volkswagen Jetta while working in a commercial building here, about 100 miles east of Des Moines”. Later police officials of the North Liberty Police Department said they don’t expect a foul play in the case. Michael David Graham is married to Jill Graham and the couple has four children.
The North Liberty Police Department officials suggest that the last known location of Graham’s cell phone was near Keota, a city of fewer than 1,000 residents about 30 miles southwest of his work. That location came at about 1 p.m. CT Monday as Graham was communicating with his family, police said.
His wife, Jill, a professional photographer in an emotional post on social networking site Facebook said, “My husband, Mike Graham, went missing early this morning. His last known location was in a parking lot near his place of work in between Hawkeye Drive and highway 965 in North Liberty, IA…He’s 37 years old, 5’7″, weighs approximately 160lbs, has brown hair (shaved) and brown eyes. The local police department was able to ping his phone on the boarder of Keokuk and Washington County in Iowa around 1:15pm this afternoon. We have since lost his location and believe his phone is shut off”.
She went on to add, “We are unable to locate his vehicle, so we assume he is with it. It’s a black 2016 Volkswagen Jetta with the license plate ELL-592…I’ve filled out a national missing persons report on him. Please, please share this information. He has four children and a wife who are beyond eager to have him home with us”.
Officials claim that the 37 year old man was last seen near his work at 7 Hawkeye Drive in North Liberty. In an earlier news release Tuesday morning, North Liberty police said they were told by family members that Graham sent text messages saying he was tied up and forced into the trunk of his car. Police said at the time that the last known location of his cellphone came at about 1 p.m. Monday, near the intersection of Keokuk-Washington Road and 265th Street near Keota, about an hour’s drive southwest of Iowa City. Authorities are still saying that there is no foul play involved in his disappearance.