Jacksonville man still missing three months later

By Gary Scott on December 6, 2016 at 12:32pm

The whereabouts of a Jacksonville man remain unknown months after he was first reported missing.

Reports says Ronald Turner was last seen in Jacksonville on August 20th, a little more than a week before he was initially reported missing on August 29th.

Nearly three-and-a-half months later, there are very few leads as to Turner’s location. President of Morgan and Scott County Crimestoppers Loren Hamilton says they’ve received a few calls, however none of the information has been verified.

“We’ve received some calls that they believe that he’s been seen in the Springfield area. None of that has been substantiated or verified, but that’s the only location that we’ve been receiving any calls about,” says Hamilton.                          :

Hamilton says it’s rare for anyone in this area to be missing for such a long period of time.

“This is really, really unusual, especially because he has some young children at home. It’s unfortunate and it’s a sad situation. Hopefully he’ll be located and located safely,” Hamilton says.                        :

Crimestoppers has disseminated Turner’s information to similar organizations throughout the state and the country. Hamilton reminds everyone that Turner hasn’t committed any sort of crime and that they simply want to help locate him.

“We always put ‘Wanted’ individuals up on the Crimestoppers web page and I think that might indicate that there’s a crime involved and that’s not the case. He’s not wanted for questioning on anything, we just want him located and brought home to his family,” says Hamilton.                         :

Turner is listed as an African-American male with brown eyes, gray or partially gray hair, between 5’6 and 5’7 inches tall and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds.

Anyone who may have information about Turner’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers’ anonymous line at 217-243-7300 or the Jacksonville Police Department at 217-479-4630. Anonymous tips can also be left online at www.morganscottcrimestoppers.webs.com.