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Missing man's truck recovered from Flint

Backey's wife, Gail, and his truck (WALB image) Backey's wife, Gail, and his truck (WALB image)
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Michael Backey, 47 (Source: Family) Michael Backey, 47 (Source: Family)

The four-wheel drive F-350 truck belonging to a man who has been missing since Friday, was pulled out of the Flint River south of Albany Friday.

His wife, Gail Backey, says the family holds out hope the 47 Michael Backey is still alive, and will turn up safe. They want anyone who knows anything about his disappearance to call in.

"That's his baby. He love that truck more than me.  That's his baby. So we can't figure it out," she said.

Albany Fire Department Assistant Chief Rubin Jordan said "From the Marine Base Landing all the way down to the county line. Searching the banks."

Backey is known to his friends as "Mo Money." And the family is asking the community for information. "So we can have closure.  Because now we don't know anything," Gail said.

 Jordan said "After we pulled the truck out our divers went back and searched under where the truck was, and we had no signs of a body."

Gail Backey said "Yes I do [hold out hope]. I'm praying and God got me.  That's all I can do."

No one seems to know why his truck plunged down the Marine Basin boat ramp, and into 10 feet of brown river water.

An AFD diver found the truck during a massive river search. and noted that the windows of the truck were up, but that no one was inside the truck.

An extensive search of the riverbanks turned up nothing.

Anyone who has information on the disappearance of Michael Backey is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

Backey is a black man, 5' 9" and weighs 289 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray pants, and work boots.

Searchers are back on the Flint River in boats, looking for evidence of Mr. Backey.

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