Columbus father asks for help finding son missing for over a month

Columbus father asks for help finding son missing for over a month
Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 at 4:06 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Family members are sharing new pictures hoping to find the son of a well-known Columbus man.

50-year old Sam Hewitt Jr. was last seen in May.

His father, Sam Hewitt Sr., says he fears the worst.

"It was like he fell off the face of the earth. His phone, nothing on his credit cards, nothing on his insurance card," said Sam Hewitt Sr.

His son, reportedly last seen on surveillance video at CVS on Macon Road, Friday, May 18 buying drinks.

Three months later, still no signs of Hewitt, and his black 2016 GMC Sierra pickup truck is nowhere to be found.

Investigators also say there are little to no answers leading to his disappearance. Hewitt's father says he is taking it upon himself to figure out what's happened.

"We try to check out every rumor we get, and none of them have panned out to anything," said Hewitt.

But, it's one rumor Hewitt Sr. says he believes could point to the whereabouts of his son, who he says had taken up a special interest in gambling in East Alabama.

"I feel like he got caught between his house, and one of those games, they tried to rob him, and he wasn't one of those you could do that to," said Hewitt.

Hewitt's family says they just want answers as to where "Sammie" as they affectionately call him is today.

In the meantime, Hewitt's father says he delivering this message to his son.

"Come home. We miss you, we love you, and we need you," said Hewitt.

A cash reward is being offered for anyone with information about Hewitt.

Hewitt is 6'2" and weighs 290 pounds. He has hazel eyes and is bald.

If anyone has information regarding Hewitt's whereabouts, please call 911 or the Columbus Police Department Special Victims Unit at 706-653-3449.

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