Missing man's truck found

SALEMBURG They've been looking for Jose Cruz Avellaneda in connection with the disappearance of his 38-year-old wife Mary and their 13-year-old son Jose.

Sampson deputies say Mary and the boy left their house with Avellaneda on Sunday. He returned 20 minutes later without them and refused to say where they were.

Investigators say he then took off.

The boy turned up later and is now with family members. Mary Avellaneda is still missing and deputies still want to talk to Jose.

They're asking anyone who knows anything about the whereabouts of the two to call them at (910) 592-4141.

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