STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - The Stafford County Sheriff's Office continues the search for a missing Howard University student after his phone was briefly located in Maryland.
Investigators say Lance Calvin Buckley's phone was electronically located late Wednesday afternoon in the area of Blockhouse Point Conservation Park in Montgomery County, MD, but they were unable to find him after searching the area.
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office released a new photo on Wednesday afternoon of Buckley. The 33-year-old was headed to Howard to pick up his graduation packet when he was last seen, according to sheriffs.
Buckley's family dropped him off at the Staffordboro commuter lot at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. He was going to "slug" to Howard University in Washington, D.C., picking up a ride with someone who needed an extra passenger to use the HOV lane.
Buckley is a PhD student and needed to pick up materials for Saturday's graduation, but hasn't been seen since. He sent his wife a text message at 10:16 a.m. from near Howard, but didn't show up for a noon meeting at the university and hasn't been heard from since.
His family grew concerned, because Buckley normally stays in touch throughout the day. They reported him missing at 7:49 p.m. on Tuesday.
Buckley is a white man, 5'11, and 150 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored t-shirt and gray Converse sneakers.
Buckley is father to an 11-day-old and 3-year-old girl.
"What we are trying to do now is appeal to the public. We are trying to appeal to the student body, faculty and staff of Howard University – anyone in that area. His picture has been posted and We're pleading with anyone who has seen him or had any interaction with him or thought that they saw him that they contact the police and let them know," said Lance's mother, Loretta Buckley.
Authorities ask anyone who has seen Lance Buckley or knows where he may be to call Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020.
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