By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
More than a month after going missing from a Laramie airport, Texas man Roy Anderson Jr. has returned home.
The Laramie Police Department announced the good news on Wednesday on Facebook. The 37-year-old was last seen at the Laramie Regional Airport by an employee on Aug. 4, which is also the last day anyone in his family had any contact with him.
An initial investigation revealed Anderson traveled to Denver. Laramie officers and investigators worked with agencies in Colorado and Texas to determine his location and welfare.
The agencies confirmed Anderson was in the Denver area and interacted “several times” with public safety agencies while in Colorado. The records indicated Anderson didn’t need and wasn’t interested in assistance from the agencies, though.
On Sunday, the lead officer on the case in Laramie received word from the Harker Heights, Texas, police that Anderson returned home.
Anderson was entered into the National Crime Information Center last month after Laramie police received a call on Aug. 12 about unclaimed luggage at the airport.
Anderson’s suitcase was sent back to his family in Texas. Most of his personal effects were still in the luggage, but not his wallet or cell phone.
His phone charger, however, was in the bag. The phone was apparently turned off while he was missing.
The family was unsure why Anderson was even in Wyoming, as he had no relatives or friends in the state.
The family was especially concerned because Anderson needed medication for both diabetes and for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder he suffers after having served as a contract worker in Afghanistan.