Group Organizes Large Scale Search For Missing Edmond Man

Saturday, August 1st 2020, 11:18 pm
By: Hunter McKee

CHOCTAW, Okla. -

Many in the Edmond community are still searching for a man who went missing more than a month ago.

An extensive search was conducted Saturday in the area where his abandoned pickup truck was found in Choctaw.

The last known whereabouts of Bruce Jacobs, 52, was Arcadia Lake. A missing person’s report was filed by Jacobs' girlfriend stating his camper was left at Arcadia Lake on June 16.  

Several agencies, including Oklahoma City Search and Rescue, spent hours on foot looking Saturday.

"The railroad supervisor and his crew was notified that there was a vehicle on the tracks," Jacobs’ sister, Rachel DiFatta, said.

The pickup was found on the railroad tracks in Choctaw between Northeast 23rd and 36th.

"We are basically searching the railroad tracks from Del City into McLoud," Oklahoma City Metro Search and Rescue State Search Coordinator Brian Smith said. "That's 10 miles in each direction from where his truck was found."

Search crews believe he may have gotten lost in the woods after he was forced to leave his truck behind.  

According to his family, he was last wearing a hat, turquoise shirt, and cowboy boots. The search team asked for assistance for those who live close to the railroad tracks.

"If you could just go out into the area where your property meets the tracks and clear that area," Smith said. "Just to make sure that he didn't cross over a fence or get into someone's property."

As crews continue to search, those close to Jacobs said he was a role model to them.

"He's the most wonderful person I've ever met," DiFatta said. "He's our Batman. He beams a light on us and we need him to beam his light."