Stay-at-home family guy is missing

Jim Walker is missing, and his daughters want answers.

With no known medical condition that would endanger Walker’s life and no suspicion of foul play, the Grand Junction Police Department hasn’t labeled Walker as a missing person. However, at least one person is convinced something is wrong.

“It’s just weird,” said Walker’s daughter, Carlie Gibson, 17. “He’s a stay-at-home, family kind of guy.”

When Walker did not come home Thursday evening, his family filed a missing-person report with the Police Department. When Walker didn’t show up to work Friday, even more people became concerned, Gibson said.

On Saturday, friends and family drove the streets of Grand Junction looking for the 51-year-old man who is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and an employee at Bridgett’s Pilot Car Service in Collbran.

Both of Walker’s work jackets are missing, so Gibson suspects her father is wearing one. One jacket is black with yellow writing that says, “Bridgett’s Pilot Car Service.” The other is a yellow jacket with black writing that says the same thing.

Walker is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds and has blue eyes, light-brown hair that is “kinda” turning gray, a mustache and light-colored skin, Gibson said.

He also likely is wearing steel-toed cowboy boots, blue jeans and a black T-shirt, Gibson said. He also always wears his Dallas Cowboys hat or his work hat, she added.

Walker was last seen at the Stop N Save at 2050 North Ave. around 8 a.m. Thursday. He was trying to sell the family’s 1998 black Chevrolet Suburban in that area, Gibson said.

“He went to go sell the car on the 21st, and now him and the truck are gone,” Gibson said.

The Suburban’s interior is burgundy, and the vehicle has custom rims and Colorado license plate 709 PSP, she said.

Family and friends were looking for the vehicle during their drive around Grand Junction on Saturday.

The family also notified the Colorado State Patrol about the missing vehicle.

Although it is not illegal for adults to disappear, it is not normal for Walker to leave his family and his co-workers without an apparent reason, Gibson said.

“We are really worried about him,” she added.

Anyone with information about Walker can contact the Police Department’s non-emergency number, 242-6707.


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