Howard University: Doctoral Student Lance Calvin Buckley Missing After Hitching Ride To School

Lance Calvin Buckley, a doctoral student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was reported missing by his family on Tuesday, May 5, after he didn’t return to his Stafford County home from picking up his graduation packet.

Buckley, who has two little girls, three years old and 11 days old, was last seen at approximately 8 a.m. at the Staffordboro Commuter Lot off Route 610, where he hitches a ride to the University, which is about 40 miles from the commuter lot, before he seemingly disappeared.

Charles E. Jett, the Stafford County Sheriff, released a statement on Facebook, asking for the public’s assistance in locating Lance.

“The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in helping to locate a missing person. Lance Calvin Buckley was reported missing by his family at 7:49 last night, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Lance Buckley was last seen by family members at 8:00am on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 when he was dropped off at the Staffordboro Commuter Lot where he usually “slugs” to Howard University where he is currently enrolled in a PhD program. He was on his way to pick up his “graduation packet” for graduation scheduled for this Saturday.

Lance Buckley’s wife received a text message from her husband at approximately 10:16 am yesterday morning from the area of Howard University. The contents of the text indicate that it was from Lance Buckley. However, Lance Buckley did not show up for a scheduled meeting at 12:00 noon yesterday at the University and his family has had no contact with him since the 10:16 am text. It is out of character for Lance Buckley to not keep in contact with his family during the day.

Lance Buckley is described as a 33 year old white male, 5’11, and 150 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored t-shirt and gray Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.

Anyone who has seen Lance Buckley or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, call Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (274637).”

Lance’s family is desperately searching for answers as to where he could be. His wife spoke to WTVR, begging for her husband to come home.

“Lance, I love you so much no matter what I just want you to come home,” said Amy Buckley. “I just want you home, baby. I love you. You’re the love of my life.”

[Photo via Facebook]