Adam Chase Harris (who goes by Chase) telephoned a relative Thursday evening to say that he had run out of gas near Kentuck, an area of old RV trails off McIntosh Road south of Oxford.
The call was made a few hours after his grandmother, Sue Harris, said he had stopped by to see her at her home on Patrick Lane.
“He calls me or either comes by to see me every day,” she said Sunday night. “This [disappearance] is totally out of character.”
She said that when her grandson stopped by between 4 and 4:30 Thursday, he was dirty from his job at APAC of Alabama and was ready to head home.
But after he didn’t arrive, Chase’s wife, Diana, told Oxford police she went to look for her husband but couldn’t find him or his car — a green 1997 four-door Toyota Corolla with license number 11C12R1.
Harris didn’t return home Friday, which was the day the couple had planned to go on vacation. It was also the day he should have picked up his paycheck from his employer.
Harris is described as a white male, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 180 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. He has no known medical conditions.
Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge said Sunday night a search had been conducted “all over the mountain” and that police were “running down leads.”
The Alabama Department of Game and Fisheries has been contacted to help with the search, said Oxford Police Sgt. L.G. Owens, as has Talladega County.
“We don’t know any of the underlying circumstances [of the disappearance],” Owens said, “but we urge people to contact the Oxford Police Department if they know anything.”