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Jared McColloch Part 2: The Helpers

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It was the first weekend in November of 2023 when Jared McColloch left his home in Louisiana and set out on what appears to be a spur-of-the-moment trip to visit his son in Illinois. During Jared’s drive across several states, the time changed, falling back one hour, which has caused confusion as his loved ones worked to establish a definitive timeline of his disappearance based on phone pings, surveillance footage, and receipts. 

At some point during Jared’s trip, he veered off course and headed east, away from his intended destination, and no one seems to know why. There was an unconfirmed sighting of Jared, his truck, and dogs at a restaurant near the border of Illinois and Indiana. Jared’s truck was later found abandoned in Indiana. According to records, his vehicle ran out of gas, and the battery died around 6:30 PM. Jared’s phone last synched around that same time, as well. Law enforcement searched around the vehicle to no avail. Others stepped up to help with the search efforts and were stumped. Jared left behind a trail of bizarre clues that no one has been able to piece together to solve this mystery- at least not yet.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jared McColloch, please contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 882-7660.

Special thanks to Brothers Underwater Recovery and Band Together K9 Search, Rescue and Retrieval.

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