CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - Update: Billy James McGrew, of Choctaw County, Ala., who went missing after driving to New Orleans the weekend of Feb. 15, has been located by the New Orleans Police Department and is safe.
Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley released an update Monday evening about resident Billy James McGrew, who was reported missing over the weekend.
Lolley says McGrew did get to New Orleans and called family when he stopped at a CVS pharmacy.
However, when family arrived at the pharmacy, McGrew had already left. The sheriff says the New Orleans Police Department was called and came to the pharmacy to investigate.
Lolley says McGrew is still considered missing until he returns to family or until police locate him.
McGrew left Choctaw County Friday, traveling alone to New Orleans, and his family in Alabama became worried when he didn't stay in touch.
Lolley says the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Alabama Fusion Center, will begin coordinating with New Orleans Police Tuesday.
The Choctaw County Sheriff's Department is continuing to ask for the public's help in locating Billy James McGrew.
McGrew left Shady Grove Friday morning on his way to New Orleans. His route would probably be US 84 to Laurel, Miss., and then Interstate 59 south to Louisiana.
McGrew may be traveling in a black 2014 Lincoln MKZ bearing Alabama license plate 3219AH4.
Please contact the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office at 205-459-2166 if you have information about McGrew.