Detectives Search for Missing Washington County Businessman
Washington County Sheriff’s Department is searching a business outside Fayetteville for clues that could lead to a missing man.
Philip Hall, 39, of Fayetteville was last seen Friday, June 29, at a business in Tontitown, according to Kelly Cantrell with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators are not calling the disappearance suspicious as of Monday night, Cantrell said.
Detectives were searching Rescon Restoration Contractors at 17062 Harmon, after getting a search warrant Monday evening. Hall is part owner of the business and also lived there, neighbors said.
“They waited most of the day to get permission to go in and inspect the building,” Betty Galloway, who lives in front of the business, said.
Galloway said a friend of the missing man knocked on her door and handed her a flyer with a description of Philip Hall.
His friend was worried since Hall was going through a tough situation, she said.
“The man that’s missing him and his wife were involved in a divorce. He was very depressed,” Galloway said.
Hall is a white man, 5’7” tall, 200 pounds, green eyes, and has brown hair, according to Cantrell.
Hall may be driving an older model, tan, GMC pickup, with Arkansas license plate 382PRE. The truck has an “Oklahoma State University” sticker on the back window.
A Facebook page was created by family members to get the word out about Hall’s disappearance, it reads, “He has been dealing with a lot of negative things in his life and his family is very concerned about him.”
“I’ll put him on the prayer list, that’s all we can do,” Galloway said.
If you have any information on Hall’s whereabouts, call Northwest Arkansas Crimestoppers at (479) 790-Tips or the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (479) 444-5700.