PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III announced on Tuesday that his father, Willard Hurley Jr., is missing and asked the public for help finding him. According to Leesburg, Virginia Police Department the last sign of Hurley was a July 23 overnight stay at a hotel in Texarkana, Texas.
According to Leesburg police a missing person report was filed Monday, July 27, 2015 by Hurley’s wife stating that Hurley left their residence voluntarily on July 19, 2015 and has not been seen or heard from since. Mr. Hurley left the residence in his 1998 Ford F150 truck, green in color with Virginia registration YWH-5898. The truck has a camper shell on the back.
“After leaving his residence in Leesburg, Mr. Hurley utilized a credit card for gas in Woodstock, Virginia. On July 23, 2015 it has been determined that Mr. Hurley stayed overnight at a Hotel in Texarkana, Texas,” Leesburg police said in a release.
The Leesburg Police Department is asking that anyone who has any information or may have seen Mr. Hurley or his vehicle, please contact us immediately at (703) 771-4500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS (8477). The department can also receive information from the public using a program called TIPSUBMIT. Tips about a specific crime or criminal activity can be sent by text, email or smartphone. Simply Text LPDTIP plus your message to 274637.
According to Texarkana, Texas Police Department they have not been contacted on this case by any other law enforcement agency. “We are learning about it only now through the media reports. It is likely that Mr. Hurley spent the night here at a local hotel and continued on his journey the next day. However, if anyone in the Texarkana area has information of his whereabouts, they can contact us at 903-798-3116.”
From the news conference:
“Last Sunday, nine days ago, my dad took some clothes, he took some cash, he got in his truck and drove away and no one has heard from him since. So he’s been gone about nine days, I guess. No one really knows why. It’s complete speculation as to why he left. He’s been married to my mom for 30-plus years. You know, they still live in the house that I grew up in in Leesburg and I’m just hoping that there’s a story that maybe he goes to pgatour.com to check my tee time or check my score and sees this and understands that dad, we love you and we want you to come home.”