Champaign Police Issue Plea for Help in Locating Renard Jackson


Renard Jackson has now been missing for nearly three weeks, and Champaign police are putting out another call for the public's help in locating him.

The 49-year old Jackson was last seen on the afternoon of November 26th , as he left his home just north of Judah Christian School to run an errand on his bicycle. His family reporting him missing two days later.

Champaign Detective Patrick Funkhouser says Jackson's wallet, some its contents, and the bike have all been recovered, all within a couple of blocks of his home in the 15-hundred block of Holly Hill Drive. The bike was discoverd last Friday. Funkhouser believes someone in the community has to know something about the man's whereabouts.

"You know, the holidays are fast approaching, his family is here, some family members have come down from Chicago, we really want to provide them with some kind of answers," he said.

A number of Champaign officers were seen canvassing Jackson's neighborhood Thurssday for clues to his disappearance.

"What we're looking for at this point is anybody that has any infomation about Renard Jackson, or anybody that knows 'Ray-Ray' personally that can contact us, and give us some more insight into him as a person," Funkhouser said.

Renard Jackson is described as a tall black male with a skinny build, 6-foot-1 and 154 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded jacket with fur trim. Police are asking the public for any information that might lead them in the right direction by calling Champaign Police or Crimestoppers. Information can be left anonymously.

Story source: WILL