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Officials in Screven County still searching for missing man

Travis Tankersley, (Source: SCSO) Travis Tankersley, (Source: SCSO)
(Source: WTOC) (Source: WTOC)
SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) -

Week three in the search for a missing Screven County man has crews in acres of wooded areas near his home intensely looking for any clues in his disappearance. 

Search crews have combed through a thousand acres to look for any trace of Travis Tankersley. K9 teams walked through some of the thickest woods for any sign of the man, who's been missing since early August. This search went through areas off Quail Road, Buck Creek Road, and more. They sniffed for any sign that Tankersley could have wandered there or been brought there by someone else.

"We honestly believe if he's still around, he's out here. We've brought out everything today; dogs, divers, horses," said Sheriff Mike Kile, Screven County. 

GBI agents joined the search last week for the possibility that Tankersley met with foul play. Sheriff Kile says, the longer they go with no signs of him, the less chance he's still alive.

"The family needs closure, and we've got some volunteers out here who're among the hardest working people you'll meet in your lifetime. They're working hard. It's hot and humid and they're doing all they can to bring this boy home," Sheriff Kile said. 

Anyone with information should get in touch with the sheriff's office or GBI. 

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