Jones Man Goes Missing Day Before Custody Hearing

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 7:04 pm
By: News 9

By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9

JONES, Oklahoma -- A woman is hitting the streets in search of her husband who went missing just one day before a child custody court hearing.

Tony Day, 46, never made it to work on Thursday and now people are joining the search for the missing Jones man.

"He's never missed work. He's never not called his family for more than a day," said Brenda Day, Tony's wife.

Friends and family were handing out flyers in Bricktown Sunday evening hoping someone may know something about their missing loved one. They went across the metro from Shawnee to Del City to Edmond refusing to give up hope.

"Very loving, very caring, willing to do anything for anybody, help out anybody in any way. He's very responsible, always at work, take care of me and my three kids and his two kids and do anything for anybody," Tony's wife said.

Police say Day was last seen Thursday morning and his truck was found abandoned near N.E. 63rd Street and Henney Road. His lunchbox was still inside the truck. The GPS on his work truck located the vehicle but there was no sign of the father of five.

Brenda Day called police Thursday evening after she said her husband never came home from work. She said this family man is not the kind of person who would walk away from so much.

"He wouldn't do that to a company truck first of all, and knowing he's going to get his daughter on Friday, he wouldn't have done that. He has a son in the military that Red Cross just sent home from Baghdad due to the situation," Brenda Day said.

Since then, police and volunteers have been on the search for the missing man. Family say Day is not the kind of person who would walk away. He was expected to appear in court Friday in a custody battle with an ex-girlfriend over his daughter. His wife said she's fearing the worse.

Sunday morning a team of 40 volunteers went to the site where the truck was found to continue their search for Tony Day. If you know anything or the whereabouts of Tony Day, call the Jones Police at (405) 399-2255.