Gwinnett Police Issue Lookout Alert for Grayson Man; His Vehicle

Derek Woodston Buford, last seen Wednesday, could be in Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale or Walton. Photo of similar car to one Buford was last seen in is attached.

Gwinnett County Police Department have issued the following missing person alert for Derek Woodton Buford! A picture of a similar vehicle and a recent photo of Buford are attached.




AGE: 42

HGT: 5’11”

WGT: 175 LBS






YEAR: 2005



Derek Woodston Buford (W/M, 42 years old) left his home in Grayson, GA on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 for an unknown location.  He has not been seen since.  Buford has some medical issues which are of concern and left home without his medication.  He was last seen driving a 2005 silver Mazda Tribute bearing Georgia tag BZK 0784.  A photo of a similar vehicle is attached (not actual vehicle).

Buford works in Covington, GA and may be in Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, or Walton counties.  Buford may be in medical distress.  Anyone coming into contact with him should call 911.  Anyone with information on Buford’s whereabouts should contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.

Sharon Swanepoel August 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Please keep a look out for this vehicle. This family is beside themselves with worry.
Kathy Lawrence Ford August 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Is this not all over local news? Are there flyers being put out? I have known this family forever and want to see a Happy return of Derek! Kathy F
Steve R. August 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I really hope for Derek to return as well. I hate to be a skeptic but there may be more to the story than what we are getting. I've seen it before. For personal reasons, some details are not made public. When this happens and the public finds out later, it causes caring people to avoid getting involved in future assistance. Let's hope that isn't happening here. This man's life may be on the line.
Karan Wiley August 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Steve R... what more to the story do you want? Do you want me to give you all the details? Very simple. He is missing. I know more about his private life than most people. What do you want to know? He has a very very serious heart condition. He was last seen by his mother and his daughter. His mother saw him the night before he disappeared. He was laying on the sofa watching the Braves game. His daughter saw him the next morning at 7am on her way in from work. He was still on the sofa asleep. He went back to work way too early from his last heart surgery and took wednesday off because he was not feeling well. When his mother got up at 8:30 he and his vehicle were gone. She thought he was feeling better and had gone on to work. He is a very hard worker. No one realized anything was wrong until his work called around lunch time to ask if he was back in the hospital again because he had not made it into work. What in all that would "cause caring people to avoid getting involved in future assistance"? Are you trying to say something about Derek and his family???
Steve R. August 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Have there been any updates on Derek Woodston Buford? I made no accusations about this man's family. I just stated what I know to have been true in many cases. As in the words of Elmer Fudd: "There's something screwy around here" So. What's the latest?


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