Family of missing Henrico man ramps up search, offers $5K reward

Family of missing Henrico man ramps up search, offers $5K reward
Rob Havey last seen leaving work at 11:50 a.m., March 17, 2016. (Source: Facebook)
Rob Havey last seen leaving work at 11:50 a.m., March 17, 2016. (Source: Facebook)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The family of 37-year-old Rob Havey III, who has been missing since March 17, is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that helps locate where he is.

Havey was last seen around 11:50 a.m. leaving his office in Richmond, located in the 6600 block of West Broad Street near Glenside Drive. According to the family, his iPhone last triangulated on March 20 near I-64 and the Leatherwood Tree Farm area of Manakin.

So far, nothing's been found, not even his vehicle, which is a 2005 maroon Ford F-150 with a Virginia license plate of KER-7365. The family hasn't had much to go on. They say there hasn't been any activity on Rob's phone or his financial accounts.

Now his family says volunteers have been stepping up, extending the search from Henrico to Louisa County and all the way to the North Carolina border. "It's been almost 2 weeks now, and we'd like to know that he's ok and bring him home," said Rob's mother, Teresa Havey.

It's been nearly two weeks since Teresa last spoke to her son, Rob Havey, or had any idea where he was. "It's the unknown that's so hard. It's tearing us all up. I mean, you run off adrenaline," said Teresa.

Adrenaline and an outpouring of support are what's kept Teresa and her family going since Rob left work off West Broad Street and hasn't been seen since. "It's just overwhelming, the kindness that has come our way since this has occurred," said Teresa.

Teresa said, along with Henrico police efforts, volunteers are stepping up the search by ground and even by air. She said a ground and aerial search was done at Lake Anna Wednesday where Rob kept his boat and often went out on the water. "He'd be here at sunrise and come home at sunset because that was one of his favorite things," said Teresa.

By Wednesday night, a second plane had gone out but this time over Lake Gaston near the North Carolina border, another place Rob spent time. "We're just trying to cover any base. We may not be looking in the right area. That's why we need other people to help us look," said Teresa. Even after several searches in the Manakin area, they're left without answers.

Henrico police have said there's no evidence to suggest foul play.

"There's an answer somewhere, and I need help finding it and so does the rest of our family just so we can all lay down and sleep well," said Teresa. "We love you unconditionally, and we will do anything to get you home."

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 1-888-756-6825 or Henrico police at (804) 501-5000.

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