The manhunt for a missing man who went missing nearly two decades ago has ended.
According to the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office, James Daugherty, 54, was last seen on June 27, 1982, when he was driving a red Dodge Ram truck with the license plate “HARRY D.”
Investigators say Daugyer was last spotted at a Chevron gas station in North Oakland, a short distance from where he was last heard from.
Daugherty’s sister told the San Jose Mercury News that she was last to see him on June 28, 1982.
The next day, June 29, Daughey was seen at a Walmart store in the Oakland area, and then he went to work for Chevron at the Chevron gas pump, according to the Mercury News.
He worked as a supervisor at the gas station, according a statement from the sheriff’s office.
Daughherty, who worked at the store from 1982 to 1989, was known for his love of cars, according his sister.
Dougherty was a member of the church and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, according the Mercury, and his mother said she had known him for years.
He had also served as a police officer, according records.
Dauchettes family has long called for justice for his son, according, to the newspaper.
The search has been called a “civility mission,” and the family has called for a national search for Daugher, the Mercury reported.
Daugaherty was described as being of medium build and weighing 170 pounds.
He was last known to have been seen wearing a blue and gray sweater, blue jeans and brown shoes.