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Lawrence County man still missing; 2 questioned

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Investigators in Lawrence County said Friday they believe foul play may be involved in a case of a man who has been missing for a week.

Robert 'Bob' Oscar Davis, 46, of Five Points, TN, did not report to work on May 3. His family and police have been searching for the father of three ever since.

Lt. Neese with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department said two people are being questioned in the man's disappearance. One of the two people is currently being held on an unrelated charge.

According to the family, the keys to Robert Davis's car were found on his front door step. Tuesday, another vehicle, his truck, was found on Wisdom Drive in West Point.

"I don't have a feeling that he's passed," said Davis' son, Dalton Davis. "Everybody else keeps saying he's probably gone. I'll be going down the road, and I'll be alright. Suddenly, it'll just hit me. It's just crazy."

Sheriff's officials said the truck was found with all the doors locked with a flat tire. Family members said a flat tire would've never been a problem for Robert Davis, who was a mechanic for the past 20 years.

"He doesn't miss work for anything," said Robert Davis' sister, Amanda Davis-Smithson. "Work can't believe he's missing. I hope we can find him. I hope we get answers. I hope maybe he's out there just lost."

Dalton Davis said he's been walking through waist-deep waters around Wisdom Road since the truck was found Tuesday.

"We just want him home alive," said Amanda Davis-Smithson. "There's always the chance he won't come home, but we'd like to have him home one way or another."

"I'm going to come down here and keep looking," added Dalton Davis. "I'm no investigator, but it's my dad. I'm going to try."

"We're on the right track. We know who to look at. We just don't, at this time, have a definite location," said Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown.

Brown said he believes investigators are on the right track, and the search for a body will continue through the weekend.

If you can help in the case, the public is urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at the sheriff's office at 931-762-1608 or the main sheriff's department number at 931-762-3626.

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