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March 24, 2013

Whereabouts of Jimmy Peel remain a mystery

DUNCAN — City, county and state officers have been searching since about 5 p.m. Saturday for a missing Duncan man, but Jimmy Peel, 71, has yet to be found.

Duncan Police Officer Jarrod Bishop told The Banner about 7:40 p.m. Sunday that officers on the 3-11 p.m. shift Saturday stayed until nearly 1 a.m. to help search and that Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers also joined in the search. K-9 units were also brought in to assist, and more than 32 square miles were covered on foot by the officers. Bishop was the supervisor in charge for Sunday evening.

“They searched in ditches and culverts, all south, north and west of his home. I believe that some officers went all the way to Osage and Camelback and out to 9 Mile Road,” Bishop said.

“We’ve had calls from citizens wanting to search, which is fine, but they need to stay off private property.”

He said the search has been in-depth and has everyone concerned. The search was scaled back around 3 p.m. Sunday as officers also had to deal with other calls, but it continued in between those other duties, Bishop said.

“It’s like he vanished.”

Peel’s wallet, cell phone and keys, were all found at his home too. Little is known of Peel. He is recently retired and may have been a salesman, but Bishop wasn’t completely sure about that information. He does have a daughter who was traveling in Saturday night from Texas.

“He has no medical problems and no mental issues. He is suppose to be in really good physical shape.”

Foul play is not suspected at this time, Bishop said. Bishop said Peel’s disappearance is unusual and based on investigative information, it is unlike him.

His status has been entered into the National Crime Information Center for missing persons.

Peel’s wife reported him missing, having last seen him about 8:15 a.m. that same day before she went to run some errands. Her husband was on his way to the Chisholm Mall for his daily walk, said Sgt. Donny Foraker, detective in charge.

Dispatch records show the call at 5:07 p.m. Saturday. Officers immediately began searching for Peel.

Foraker spoke to The Banner about 7 p.m. Saturday, to confirm the Silver Alert status for Peel.

Peel’s home address is listed as 2509 Stagestand on his Oklahoma Driver License that was issued March 2, 2012.

Peel is about 6-feet, 1-inch, 190 pounds and could be wearing blue jeans, blue and gray shirt/sweater and probably shoes.

If anyone has any information, they should call the DPD dispatch center at 580-255-2112.

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