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Missing Rocklin man’s truck found outside North Highlands apartment complex Sunday

Ray Wright has been missing since about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Ray Wright has been missing since about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. - Courtesy Photo

A truck belonging to missing man Raymond Wright was found in North Highlands on Sunday, according to the Rocklin Police Department.

Wright’s 2016 white Ford F-250 was found in an apartment complex at 3448 Freedom Park Drive near Watt Avenue and Elkhorn Boulevard, Lt. Scott Horrillo said. A complex resident called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department after recognizing the truck on a flier hanging at a local business.

The F-250 had last been seen on Jan. 11, the day Wright went missing near the intersection of 26th and I streets east of Rio Linda. The 55-year-old Rocklin resident is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds, with little hair and glasses.

“It is completely out of character for him to disappear,” said Wright’s daughter, Haley Kendall, 27, in a news release. “We desperately want to find him safely and we ask anyone who has seen him or has knowledge of his whereabouts to call the Rocklin Police Department immediately.”

In a Facebook post, Kendall wrote that valuables had been stolen from Wright’s home two days after he vanished and that no forced entry had been detected. Horrillo said the uncle had walked into Wright’s home She later told multiple media outlets that her uncle had caught a man burglarizing the home, but the man ran out through the garage before authorities arrived.

Wright works as an independent contractor on construction projects throughout the Sacramento area, Horrillo said. He has a 20-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son in addition to Kendall, and plays drums in a local band. He has no known history of mental illness.

Anyone with information about Wright’s disappearance is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department at 916-625-5400.

Check back at sacbee.com for updates.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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