OSBI joins search for missing Altus man

OSBI joins search for missing Altus man

ALTUS, Okla. (TNN) - The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations has joined the search for a missing Altus man.

Altus Police say 33-year-old Richard Hitchcock was last seen in the Grandfield area on November 9.

Hitchcock’s wife reported last seeing him on November 8 when he left for work, but spoke to him later in the day. He told her he was on his way to a fish fry. Witnesses say he was seen at that fish fry.

He was later seen that day at a McDonald’s he manages in Altus. He was later seen at the United Supermarket in Altus around 10:00 PM.

On November 9, a local farmer saw Hitchock walking in a field northwest of Davidson, Oklahoma.

He told the farmer he ran out of gas, and she took him to a store in Davidson and went back to the field to locate his car. She found the car three miles south and 1.5 miles west of Tipton in a field.

Hitchcock got a ride from the store in Davidson to Grandfield. He was dropped off at State Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 70 in Grandfield. He was last seen walking south into a field.

Altus PD have conducted land and air searches in the area he was last seen. They found footprints and tracked him until the prints disappeared. Police also pinged his phone, which last hit on a cell tower just across the boarder in Texas.

The District Attorney’s office requested OSBI assistance in the case.

Anyone with information about Hitchcock’s whereabouts or anyone who may have encountered him between November 8 and 9 is asked to contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or tips@osbi.ok.gov.

33-year-old Richard Hitchcock
33-year-old Richard Hitchcock (Source: KSWO)
Altus Police looking for missing man
Altus Police looking for missing man (Source: Altus Police Department)
The Altus Police Department says they are continuing to search for a missing man who was last seen in Tillman County.
The Altus Police Department says they are continuing to search for a missing man who was last seen in Tillman County. (Source: APD)

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