A man missing from Newtown for more than a month may have been spotted in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island DOT workers may have spotted Robert Hoagland in the area of West Greenwich, RI along Route 165 on Tuesday. A man fitting Robert Hoagland's description was walking along Route 165 on the Rhode Island and Connecticut border. A passing driver called Newtown police to report the man was walking west along Route 165 into the Voluntown area. The man was described as looking like a hiker with a large backpack.
Newtown police notified state police in Montville, who searched the area but did not find the man.
Hoagland, 50, was last seen at the Mobil Gas station on Church Hill Road in Newtown around 5:30 a.m. on July 28.
Police received a report on Sept. 6 that a man with a backpack and fitting Hoagland's description was seen in West Warwick, RI.
He is about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds. Hoagland is bald and has blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newtown police at 203-426-5841.