Investigators following up on tips about missing Grand Junction man

John McKitrick, and Milton “Monster” Dorris, retrace the steps, including to this phone booth, of where their friend and co-worker, Jim Walker, 51, was last seen. Walker, a dedicated father of two teenage girls, was last seen Thursday attempting to sell his 1998 black Surburban near the intersection of North Avenue and 21st Street in Grand Junction.

Grand Junction police were investigating several tips Thursday about a 51-year-old Grand Junction man who was reported missing last week.

However, no one has heard from or solved the seemingly mysterious disappearance of Jim Walker. Walker has been described as a loving father to his two teenage girls. Friends said he does not drink or do drugs, and he is not known to stay out of contact with loved ones.

Walker was last seen Jan. 21 attempting to sell his Chevrolet Suburban near Carville’s Auto Mart on North Avenue.

Walker told several people he had found a buyer for the vehicle, and that he was selling the vehicle in an attempt to downsize to a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle. Walker also wanted to make some money to pay bills, friends said.

Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said investigators will continue looking into the case until all leads are exhausted, and they still are talking to people about the case.

Anyone over the age of 18 can choose to disappear, Porras said. Police became involved because family and friends expressed concern about Walker’s uncharacteristic failure to contact family.


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