Reward offered in search for missing Twiggs man

lfabian@macon.comSeptember 20, 2013 

Troy Burnette

To spur new leads in the disappearance of a Twiggs County man, Macon Regional CrimeStoppers is offering a reward.

Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum and CrimeStoppers officer Chris Paul announced Friday morning that up to $1,000 will be offered for information that leads to the location of Troy Burnette.

“Maybe it will help generate some more leads and pieces to the puzzle,” Mitchum said after the news conference.

The 49-year-old, who suffers from poor vision and hearing loss, and takes medicine for seizures, was last seen Dec. 19, 2011, at his home on Gallimore Road.

Deputies, fire and rescue volunteers and the Georgia State Patrol’s aviation division have conducted ground and aerial searches for Burnette, a 5-foot 6-inch tall black man who weighs about 168 pounds.

When he disappeared 21 months ago, he was wearing a blue windbreaker, a dark T-shirt and blue jeans, according to the sheriff’s office.

CrimeStoppers board Chairman Warren Selby said it is unusual for the organization to get involved in missing person cases.

“They do have a suspicion of foul play in this case,” Selby said.

CrimeStoppers reached out to see if a reward could help find out what happened to Burnette.

“The leads have grown cold,” Paul said.

Anyone with information about Burnette’s whereabouts is asked to call deputies at 478-214-1424 or 478-951-6790 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.

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