Search continues in Perry County for missing Hoover man
Published 10:18 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020
FROM STAFF REPORTS
HOOVER – The Hoover Police Department and numerous other agencies are combing a forested area in Perry County in search of a missing Hoover man.
Frank Morgan Stevenson was last seen on Tuesday, April 14, when he left his residence on Golf Drive in Bluff Park to drive to a credit union in Riverchase, according to information provided by HPD.
Stevenson did not make it to his destination and has not been seen since.
Late in the afternoon of Monday, April 20, Stevenson’s car was located on a logging road in Perry County, near Marion.
“An individual riding a 4-wheeler on hunting land saw the vehicle and notified authorities,” read an HPD Facebook post. “Numerous officers with the Hoover Police Department began searching the area for Mr. Stevenson [April 20], and they have continued that search [April 21]. Several agencies are assisting, including the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, ALEA, Bibb County prison officers and others. The ALEA air unit has assisted, along with drone operators from HPD. Tracking dogs from Bibb prison and other agencies have also assisted.
“So far there have been no signs of Mr. Stevenson, but the search will continue. Although it cannot be ruled out, there are no obvious signs of foul play thus far. The search area terrain is difficult, wet and encompasses thousands of acres. We ask everyone to please keep the searchers and especially Mr. Stevenson’s family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.”
Stevenson suffers from dementia and other health problems and may have become disoriented, according to HPD.
“He did not have his cell phone in his possession and only had a small amount of cash,” the post read. “We believe he was carrying a wallet with identification, but had no credit cards. His daily medications were also left at his residence.
“Due to the length of time since his disappearance, we have grave concerns about his health and well-being.”