Police finds missing Morrisville man whose SUV was found crashed.
According to the report reaching us, a Morrisville man has been found alive more than two weeks after he went missing after a car crash. According to the Morrisville Police Department, 56-year-old Dale Wheeler had been missing since he crashed on Church Street near Interstate 540 on November 12.
On November 13, as investigation for the missing man was ongoing Morrisville police learned the North Carolina State Highway Patrol had found Wheeler’s wrecked SUV under an overpass off Church Street. The SUV, which had crashed into a trailer, had significant front-end damage and investigators found a small amount of blood inside.
Friends and family conducted multiple searches, including one on Friday, just a day before he returned home. Denise Spinelli, a friend of Wheeler, said at the time he had crashed into a utility trailer. The crash occurred just four miles from his home, she added. Wheeler, an IT worker at a Durham company, was first reported missing after failing to show up for work two days in a row.
November 22, Morrisville police said that they had no solid leads in the case and said they were “extremely concerned” for Wheeler. “It’s kind of a mystery as to what happened and where he is,”
Denise Spinelli said in interview on Friday. “It’s just very disheartening that it’s taken so long and there’s been so much outpouring from the community to help us and we can’t seem to locate him. He was my friend and everybody deserves to be found. He’s a good person and I would do it for anybody. I want him to be found and if he is not alive, I want him to be able to be put to rest.”
Although Wheeler returned home Saturday night, and the mystery surrounding his disappearance has still not been completely solved. as detectives are continuing to investigate, and declined to provide further information on what had occurred over the past two weeks.