Rick Gaffney, owner of the J & R Mini Mart Cafe along Route 66 in Seligman, Ariz., has been reported missing since June 19 when he failed to meet a friend that day in Flagstaff, reported the Arizona Republic and other media outlets.
Gaffney’s business partner in Prescott told authorities that he found Gaffney’s car the next morning off Arizona 89 near Little Hell’s Canyon, north of Paulden, but he couldn’t find Gaffney and couldn’t contact him by phone, D’Evelyn said.
Authorities said Gaffney likes to hike in this area and his friends are unaware of any issues that would keep him from contacting family and friends.
The 51-year-old Gaffney is described as 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, with has blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing light green khaki shorts, a grey shirt, and Nike tennis shoes.