Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston reported Sunday evening that the body of local man Robert Shane Reeves was found in Emerson, which is in Bartow County.
Reeves, 56, had been missing since Thursday and was last seen that morning at his residence on Covington Lane. Police in Emerson found his vehicle off State Route 293 that night, and the area was searched but Reeves was not found.
Authorities initially put out a call asking for the public’s help in locating Reeves, but his body was then found on Sunday.
Ralton reported that law enforcement officials in Emerson and Bartow County are in charge of the investigation. Calls to those agencies have not yet been returned.
Ralston said Sunday, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in their time of loss and grief.”