The Carter County Sheriff's office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Justin Wayne Ned, 26, of Springer, who has been reported as missing.
Ned is described as a white male, 6’3”, 280 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair and a reddish brown bearded mustache. Ned reportedly also has numerous tattoos covering his body.
According to the CCSD, Ned was last seen in the area of Paul Street in Springer on Jan. 1 between 4 and 5 a.m. Ned was reportedly riding in a car with his sister and a male friend. He then allegedly exited the car and began walking north on Paul Street, and has not been seen since.
At the time of his disappearance, Ned was wearing a black or dark colored shirt, possibly a black hoodie or jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
After conducting interviews, the CCSD has not found any evidence of foul play, but is not ruling it out at this time.
The CCSD has implemented the use of a drone to aid in the search, nothing has been found at this time.