Melinda Glasgow filed the request with Pulaski County Circuit Court February 2 asking that he be declared dead so the family can begin moving beyond the pain of his disappearance.
John Glasgow was last seen at their home Sunday night, January 27, 2008. Neighbors saw his car being driven the next morning shortly after 5:00 in the direction of his work at Little Rock's CDI Contractors.
His cell phone last 'pinged' off of one of Alltel's towers at Petit Jean Mountain around 7:15 Monday morning.
Later reviews found Glasgow's bank accounts remained untouched after his disappearance and all the money he kept in a private safe in his home was still there.
Despite extensive local and national media attention, including Fox's America's Most Wanted -- Missing Person Series, CNN's Nancy Grace and an article in the New York Post, no solid leads have ever surfaced on where Glasgow may be.
Arkansas law does not presume someone is dead until they have been missing for five years.