UPDATE: 7:25 6:14 p.m.

The Help Find Ron Abney Facebook page posted: "We appreciate the outpouring of love and support that our family has felt as we searched for our husband, daddy, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend. We want you all to know that Ron is now with Jesus. We are so very thankful for each of you."

UPDATE: 7/25 5:30 p.m.

The Help Find Ron Abney Facebook page posted: "Thank you everyone. The search has been called off. He has been found."

UPDATE: 7/25 1:47 p.m.

The search continued Sunday afternoon in Pike County, Illinois for a Hull man who hadn’t been seen since Friday.

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A community Facebook page was set up Sunday called “Help Find Ron Abney,” enlisting help in finding the 82 year old man.

As of midday Sunday, posts on the page indicate the search was focused along Highway 96 and other highways and blacktop roads from Pleasant Hill to Barry and Pittsfield.

They are asking anyone who might have cameras that would show Highway 96 from south of New Canton to Kinderhook between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Friday to look at the video and let them know if Abney’s car, a red 2004 Honda Accord, might be on the tape.

Abney was last seen about 3:15 p.m. Friday traveling northbound through Pleasant Hill.

The Endangered Missing Person Advisory that was issued by the Illinois State Police Saturday stated Abney was seen leaving Hardin, Illinois Friday about 3 p.m.

If you have information or would like to help with the search, go to Help Find Ron Abney on Facebook or call 217-440-4023.


The Illinois State Police Saturday issued an Endangered Missing Person Advisory for a Hull man.

Acting at the request of Pike County Illinois Sheriff David Greenwood, the advisory was issued for 82 year old Ronald Abney.

Abney was last seen leaving Hardin, Illinois about 3 p.m. Friday, possibly traveling to Moberly, Missouri.

Police say Abney has a condition that places him in danger.

Abney is described as a white male with white hair, six feet tall, 240 pounds, wearing a green plaid shirt and khaki pants. He was driving a red 2004 Honda Accord with Illinois license AHI85.

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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ronald Abney is asked to call the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 217-285-5011 or call 911.

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