Reward offered for missing man

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) - The family of 56-year-old James Tebeau have been posting flyers all across the area announcing a $2,500 reward for information leading them to the missing man.

"I went to Private Wealth and I talked to the banker and we got a $2,500 reward on him for anybody that can lead us to him," said Tebeau's son, James Tebeau II.

Despite their hard effort, there is still no sign of Tebeau. It was Friday, February 18th when Tebeau was last seen at his home on Old Tusculum Road. Then he simply vanished, prompting an all out search.

"I've been looking everywhere around here. Three miles across the road, from Highway 21 all of the way back to here, and down a road that goes towards Guyton," said Tebeau II.

The search for Tebeau is taking a huge toll on his family.

"Me and him haven't been that close, but he's still my dad and if he's out there somewhere I just wish he would come back because to me it's terrifying and heart-wrenching because no matter what I love him. He's still my dad," said Jamie Robinson, Tebeau's daughter.

Before Tebeau disappeared, he was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes. Family members also say the 56-year-old was experiencing some dementia-like symptoms, which really have them concerned.

"He could be somewhere and not know where he's at, or, the worst case scenario, he could be dead," said Tebeau's son.

Anyone who may have information about James Edward Tebeau's whereabouts is asked to contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912-754-3449.

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