UPDATE: Police found the body of Marcus Eugene Martin with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
WARNER ROBINS -- Houston County officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a Perry man who uncharacteristically dropped out of sight Friday morning.
Marcus Eugene Martin, 45, was last seen as he drove away from his Perry residence in a four-door 2012 white Ford F-150 pickup about 8 a.m., said sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland.
Martin lives in the Lea Glen subdivision off Ga. 341 south of Perry. The tag number of his truck is DJI660. A Georgia Southern University alumni tag is attached to the front bumper of the truck.
He is described as white male with dark brown hair and green eyes. He stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds.
Martin failed to show up for work at a local bank and left some items at home that he normally would have taken, Holland said.
Martin is in good health and is not known to suffer from depression or from any suicidal tendencies, Holland said.
“We do not think foul play is involved at this point, but we are concerned about his welfare,” Holland said. “It’s just highly unusual and out of character for Mr. Martin to do this.”
Martin is considered by authorities as a “missing/endangered person” at this time.
“We need the public’s help in driving around and looking for him,” Holland said.
Holland asked that anyone who sees a truck matching the description of Martin’s pickup is asked to check the tag number and call authorities if the tag matches.
Anyone one with information about Martin’s disappearance or whereabouts is asked to contact Houston County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pennycuff at 478-542-2080, or call 911.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.