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Polk County Sheriff’s Office seeks missing man

Published 2:47pm Monday, July 22, 2013

Last seen Sun., July 21

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating an “at risk” Columbus man missing since Sunday, July 21.

John Steven Buchanan
John Steven Buchanan

John Steven Buchanan, 62, of 479 Frank Wilson Lane, Columbus, is described as a 5 ft. 10 inch man with blue eyes and brown hair.

He was last seen leaving his home around 10 a.m. July 21 driving his white 2008 Ford truck with a NC license plate TNM-5280.

Authorities do not know which direction Buchanan drove. Buchanan’s Sam’s Club card was used after he left in Spartanburg, S.C.

Det. Sgt. Robert Sieber says the sheriff’s office is working the case and that reports were that Buchanan left in a distraught state of mind. Sieber said according to Buchanan’s wife, he has never done anything like this before and left his cell phone and all contact information at home. Buchanan does need medication, but had it with him.

Anyone with information regarding Buchanan’s location is asked to contact Sieber at the sheriff’s office by calling 828-894-3001.

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