Virginia man who vanished while traveling to Palm Coast found dead in his vehicle in South Carolina

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

Kelly was found dead, and the case has been closed, deputies said.

“Our hearts go out to his family during this time,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Earlier story:

Flagler County deputies are asking the public for help tracking down a man who went missing while on his way to Palm Coast.


Deputies say 61-year-old Kelly Hook was traveling from Richmond, Virginia and was expected to be in Palm Coast Saturday, but never arrived.

Hook was driving a maroon 2011 Ford F250.

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The sheriff’s office shared pictures of Hook and the truck he was driving to social media in an attempt to get the public to help locate him.

Hook was described by the sheriff’s office as a white man standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and a bald head.

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Anyone who sees Hook or knows where he might be is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 386-313-4911.

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