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Posted: February 18, 2014 11:00 p.m.

Family of missing man offers reward

A $2,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the location of Robert "Bobby" Weaver III, a now 28-year-old who has been missing for more than five months.

Weaver’s family is offering the reward for any leads to his location or, if foul play is involved, to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Weaver, of Oxford, was last seen Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, walking south down Ga. Highway 142 with his large dog, King near Stone Road. Weaver, who lived in Oxford with his grandmother, was reported missing on Sept. 6.

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office searched the area with a K9 Unit; however the track was lost near Ga. Highway 142, indicating Weaver might have gotten into a vehicle.

NCSO investigators were called back to Weaver’s home Monday morning, Sept. 9, after Weaver’s dog returned to the home. There was an immediate search of the area that day, but officers were not able to locate him.

During the ongoing investigation, deputies thought a lump sum of money was withdrawn from Weaver’s bank account after he went missing, but the information wasn’t exact and was a dead end. His father, Robert Weaver said he’s still hoping someone with any information will come forward.

"Any information at this point will be greatly appreciated. We’ve gotten very limited information from everybody. Bobby didn’t have a large group of people that he ran around with. It was a very small group of people," he said.

"Hopefully somebody has seen something and will notify us. Regardless of how menial it may seem to them, it could be a big deal down the road."

Weaver is a white male described as 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Deputies said he has tattoos on his forearms. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans or tan shorts. Weaver also has a medical condition that causes a staggered walk.

Anyone with any information about Weaver’s location is asked to contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1400. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 678-625-5007 or by email to: anonymoustipline@newtonsheriffga.org.

The website, FindBobbyWeaver.org, contains additional photographs, and more detailed information.

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