‘Living nightmare’: Henderson County father missing for over a month

PERRY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A family is making a desperate plea for help in finding their missing loved one. James Wray, a husband and father of three from Henderson County, disappeared in Perry County over a month ago.

“It is living a nightmare that you honestly can’t wake up from,” his wife Jessica Wray cried.

Tuesday, March 26 marks seven weeks since James went missing.

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“It don’t get easier with any day that goes by,” Jessica explained.

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, James dropped his daughters off at school and his wife at work; that was the last time they saw him.

“It was a normal day like every day. He was smiling, happy, and I can’t get the image out of my face of him just looking at me smiling, saying, ‘I love you,'” Jessica said.

Shortly after, Jessica said her husband crashed his car into a guardrail and stumbled away from the scene.

“The wreck was a very minor accident. I believe that he may have, when he hit the bridge and was on the guard rail, that he could have possibly just hit his head in just the right spot, and it just caused him to not know anything,” she said.

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Everything was left inside the car – including James’ cell phones, the car keys, and the family’s debit card – except James’ wallet.

Jessica said a woman gave James a ride to Fat Man’s gas station in Linden. Surveillance video from the gas station shows his last known moments.

“He was very disoriented, didn’t know who he was, didn’t know that was his car, didn’t know he had a wreck, didn’t know anything and that he had walked off into the woods,” she explained.

Numerous search efforts involving a number of agencies soon followed on land, air, and water, but nothing has led them to James, leaving his family unsure where to turn next.

“He is a loving person. He is a daddy to three beautiful babies; he is my husband I’ve loved for over 20 years; he is a son to a momma who prays every single day for her boy to come home,” Jessica cried.

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James is 5-feet, 7-inches tall and has flame tattoos on his forearms. Family members said he is missing part of his right pinky.

If you see James or have any information regarding his whereabouts, you are asked to call the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 931-589-3911.

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