South Whitley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Wayne Honeycutt and Safety Officer Teffany Marlow scan an area by a body of water under an interstate bridge near between the two and three mile markers Friday.

About 15 search and rescue officials from South Whitley, Woodbine and Pleasant View volunteer fire departments, along with Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses, spent nearly three hours Friday afternoon searching for a missing Ohio man along the northbound lanes of I-75.

Randall Alan Walker, 54, was last seen about 3 a.m. on Jan. 24 at the northbound rest area near the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

On the day he was reported missing, numerous emergency workers searched around the welcome center, in the wooded area behind it, and along about two miles of northbound I-75, but without any success.

Friday’s search centered around about nine miles of northbound I-75 from the two-mile marker to Exit 11, but no trace of Walker was discovered.

Emergency officials said the search was primarily to rule out the possibility that Walker could have been in that area.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the case.