Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 1, 2013

Public's help sought in locating missing man

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and a very anxious family is asking the public for help in locating a missing man who has not been seen in two weeks.

Sheriff's Investigator Chad Norris confirmed that officials have been searching for clues in the disappearance of John Richard Brown, 42, whose most recent address was 1331 Stanley St.

"The family is very upset over his being gone so long without contact with anyone that he knows and without contacting them," Norris said. "If someone has information concerning his whereabouts, they would appreciate the information being passed on to us at the sheriff's department or to his family."

Brown, who is said to be legally blind, was reported missing on Oct. 24 by his father, Howard Wayne Brown. The elder Brown told investigators that about two weeks prior to Oct. 24, his son had gone to live with his sister on Robin Ct. The sister and her husband, Melody and James Jones, have not seen Richard Brown since Oct. 22 at around 7 a.m.

Nothing was found to be missing from John Brown's room and nothing appeared to have been disturbed. Family members added they could not find anything missing.

When he did not return after two days, the family became concerned and asked the county rescue squad to check the woods around their home. A search was conducted without results

The sheriff's department then was contacted and a missing person report was filed in the national crime information computer, listing Richard Brown as a missing person.

Investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Norris at the sheriff's department at 484-6176.

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