Columbus police search for missing man Joe Akridge

Columbus police search for missing man Joe Ackridge

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM/WXTX) – The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a man who has been missing for over a week.

Police say Joe Akridge, 53, was last seen on March 28 at his home on 5827 Valleybrook Road.

Akridge reportedly walked to the Dollar General on Amber Drive, but no one has actually seen or heard from him, since he left the home.

Authorities say Akridge is mentally-impaired and is on prescription heart medication. Akridge stands at 6', 210 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

The family believes there is no foul play is involved but are increasingly worried because he needs his medication. They are offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who can find Akridge.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 706-653-3400 or 706-653-3449.

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