UPDATE, AUG. 1, 4 P.M.: The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office Monday announced in a press release that it has suspended the search for John Lawson Magruder.

The Sheriff’s Office said search parties have gone through 842 acres of Coopers Rock State Park and have spent 1,000 manhours searching for him.

Though the search is suspended, the Sheriff’s Office wrote it will still follow up on leads, and anyone with information is encouraged to call 304-291-7260.

The Granville Police Department, Morgantown City Police Department, West Virginia University Police Department, Mountaineer Area Rescue Group, Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, Maryland Search and Rescue, Northwest Pennsylvania K9 Search and Rescue and the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference Remote Support Corps all helped looked for Magruder, according to the release.

John Lawson Magruder

ORIGINAL, JULY 29, 10:10 A.M.: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Morgantown man.

Deputies say 39-year-old John Lawson Magruder was last seen Wednesday at around 9:30 a.m. near Morgantown and it is believed he may be in the Coopers Rock area.

He is described as a white male, about 5′ 11″ tall, weighing approximately 260 lbs.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office at 304-291-7260 or MECCA 911.