Mother seeks public help locating her missing son who was last seen Tuesday evening in Lake Park

A mother is reaching out for the public's help in locating her 34-year-old son who has been missing since Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. He was last seen leaving his job at the Cenex in Lake Park at 5 p.m. and was driving a rusty-black, 2006 GMC Sierra Denali.

David Jones, Aug. 13, 2021. (submitted photo - family)

A 34-year-old man has been missing since Tuesday evening after leaving his work in Lake Park.

David Jones, 34, was last seen driving a rusted-black, 2006 GMC Sierra Denali away from the Cenex in Lake Park where he worked as a mechanic, according to Samantha Olson, the man's mother.

"I need his face out there," said Olson. "I need people to be watching for him and I'm scared that it's not good."

He's about 185 to 200 pounds and kind of stocky, she said.

"Anybody that sees that vehicle, sees him, get in touch with the sheriff's office," said Olson.


She also said he's not the kind of person who spontaneously goes adventuring or camping for days without checking in.

Jones' cell phone was immediately shut off on Tuesday and his on-call work phone shut off about two days later, Olson said, which is suspicious because she said he "lived" on his phone.

She added it was very unlike her son to miss three days of work because he seemed to really like his job and he was also missing different appointments that had been setup in advance.

"He was so proud to get this job, there is no way he would've sacrificed this job," she said. "We don't know if he got into some sort of an accident … there are so many scenarios."

David Jones, Aug. 13, 2021. (submitted photo - family)

The Becker County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation into the disappearance. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jones or the black, 2006 GMC Sierra Denali, contact the Becker County Sheriff's Office at 218-847-2661.


2006 GMC Sierra Denali, David Jones, Aug. 13, 2021. (submitted photo - family)

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