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Man disappears after telling boss he wouldn’t be at work, leaving phone at home in Gaston Co.

Gaston County Police say 50-year-old Jody Wayne Ledford was last seen on Sept. 2 in the Dallas/Stanley area.
Gaston County Police say 50-year-old Jody Wayne Ledford was last seen on Sept. 2 in the...
Gaston County Police say 50-year-old Jody Wayne Ledford was last seen on Sept. 2 in the Dallas/Stanley area.(Gaston County Police)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 11:57 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say a man disappeared nearly two weeks ago after telling his boss he wouldn’t be at work then leaving his phone at home in Gaston County.

On Sept 3, 51-year-old Jody Wayne Ledford, age 51, of Mayberry Road in Dallas, NC, was reported missing by family members. He was last seen on Sept. 2 leaving work at Solvere LLC in Belmont, NC.

Police say Ledford’s last contact with family members was late Thursday night Sept. 2/early morning Friday, Sept. 3.

Ledford’s last known contact with anyone was on Sept. 3, when he texted his work supervisor and advised he would not be at work that day. Ledford left his cell phone at home and disappeared.

When Ledford was last seen, he was driving his black 2012 Chevrolet Cruze four-door sedan. The vehicle has a North Carolina registration plate of TEL-2108. It also has an NC State Wolfpack tag on the front bumper.

When Ledford was last seen, he was driving his black 2012 Chevrolet Cruze four-door sedan. The...
When Ledford was last seen, he was driving his black 2012 Chevrolet Cruze four-door sedan. The vehicle has a North Carolina registration plate of TEL-2108. It also has an NC State Wolfpack tag on the front bumper.(Gaston County Police)

Police describe Ledford as a white male standing 5′8″ and weighing 185 pounds with salt/pepper hair and goatee. Police say he wears glasses. A recent photo of Ledford and his vehicle is included in this release.

If you see Jody Wayne Ledford or have any information regarding his disappearance, please contact detectives with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or call 911.

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