Eerie Disappearance: Man Vanishes into Woods in Haunting Footage

James Wray, who disappeared without a trace on Tuesday, February 6th, last seen on CCTV walking into the woods, continues to elude authorities and loved ones alike. Sgt. Josh Duke of the Perry County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on Saturday regarding the ongoing search for Wray. Unfortunately, there have been no new developments in the case, leaving family, friends, and authorities deeply concerned about Wray’s whereabouts.

The circumstances surrounding Wray’s disappearance are troubling. At 38 years old, Wray accidentally collided with the Alvin C. York bridge in Perryville, leading him to exit his vehicle and begin walking. Described by a passer-by as “disoriented,” Wray was offered a ride to Fatman’s in Perry County around 10:30 a.m.

Alvin C. York Bridge (Google Street View)
Pinpoint of Fatman’s, bridge seen in the map, he walked south into the woods (Google maps)

Security footage from the convenience store captured Wray’s last known movements, showing him in the parking lot before he crossed Highway 412 and vanished into the nearby woods. Despite extensive search efforts, including the use of a cadaver dog along twenty miles of Tennessee River shoreline and a THP helicopter air search spanning from I-40 to Perry County, no sign of Wray has been found.

Security footage of James walking into the woods

Sgt. Duke expressed the frustration of the search team, stating, “We have had no credible reports, and everything reported has been confirmed not to be Wray.” Despite exhaustive efforts by both law enforcement and Wray’s family, who have distributed flyers and searched Nashville and surrounding areas, their efforts have yielded no results.

James Wray is described as 5’7” tall, weighing 165 pounds, with dark hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a dark gray pullover, jeans, and black tennis shoes, with distinctive flame tattoos on his forearms.

In a desperate plea for assistance, Wray’s family is urging the public to come forward with any information that might be useful in locating him. If you have seen James Wray or have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Perry County dispatch at 931-589-3911

As the search continues and the days pass without answers, the community remains hopeful for James Wray’s safe return. Every share, every lead, could be the key to bringing him back home to his loved ones.



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