Lance Buckley
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On Tuesday, 33-year-old Lance Calvin Buckley left his house in Stafford, Va., headed to Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he is a Ph.D. student.

Around 8 a.m., he was dropped off at the Staffordboro Commuter Lot with the hopes of catching a ride with someone headed his way. Around 10 a.m., his wife says, she got a text message from her husband, which, she is positive, he sent.

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That was the last message she received from her husband, and police are left trying to find out exactly what happened to Buckley, who was scheduled to pick up a graduation package from the school.

"Buckley's wife received a text message from her husband at approximately 10:16 a.m. [Tuesday] from the area of Howard University. The contents of the text indicate that it was from Lance Buckley," Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy told WTVR.

"However, Lance Buckley did not show up for a scheduled meeting at noon [Tuesday] at the university, and his family has had no contact with him since the 10:16 a.m. text. It is out of character for Lance Buckley to not keep in contact with his family during the day," Kennedy said.

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"Buckley is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches, and 150 pounds with brown hair, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored T-shirt and gray Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers," WTVR reports.

Anyone who has seen Buckley or has any information is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020.

Read more at WTVR.