Police say missing man hopped bus to Denver

Grand Junction police believe a 51-year-old man who was reported missing by his family last week sold his truck for cash and boarded a bus bound for Denver the same day.

Foul play isn’t suspected, the Grand Junction Police Department said in a news release Friday evening.

Detectives believe James “Jim” Walker, of Grand Junction, purchased a ticket at the downtown Greyhound station, where video surveillance shows Walker at the bus station, a suitcase in tow, on Jan. 21.

“We believe Walker left Grand Junction on his own accord,” police said.

Walker’s missing-person case has been closed.

A father of two teenage girls, friends said it was unlike Walker to stay out of contact with loved ones.

Walker was last seen Jan. 21 trying to sell his 1998 Chevrolet Suburban near Carville’s Auto Mart, 2122 North Ave.

Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said Walker sold the vehicle to another nearby car dealership.


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