Police, family seek help in locating missing trucker last seen in Hammonton, N.J.

November 30, 2018

Land Line Staff


Police in Hammonton, N.J., are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing trucker who was last seen on Halloween.

John Ring, 62, a driver for Express Dedicated LLC, was reported missing on Nov. 21. According to a Facebook post on the Hammonton Police Department’s page, Ring left early on Nov. 1 headed to Virginia.

missing trucker John Ring
Missing trucker John Ring

Ring’s tractor-trailer, along with some of his belongings were found at a rest area on Interstate 85 northbound in Dolphin, Va.

The post states that Ring’s family has not heard from him since Oct. 31, and the last movement on his vehicle was at approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 1. According to police, Ring’s family says the behavior is “very out of character for him.”

Lt. Kevin Friel says police aren’t sure of a motive as to the disappearance.

“We’re not sure if something of foul play… there doesn’t have anything of an appearance that there was any type of struggle or incident that occurred,” he said in a phone interview Thursday with Land Line Now.

“The family is really not quite certain what has happened,” Friel said. “It doesn’t seem that there’s anything in his life circumstances at this point that would lead to believe that he just wanted to disappear.”

The Virginia State Police and the New Jersey State Police Missing Person Unit has been contacted.

Ring is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and approximately 180-200 pounds, with brown eyes, and gray hair. Police say the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are not known.

Anyone with information about this missing trucker is urged to contact the Hammonton Police Department at (609)567-4300, ext. 237.


Land Line Now news Anchor Mary McKenna contributed to this report.