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Family of missing Newton County man offers reward

The family of Robert “Bobby” Weaver, who has been missing since September, is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts. (Special photo)

The family of Robert “Bobby” Weaver, who has been missing since September, is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts. (Special photo)

COVINGTON — The family of a Newton County man missing for more than five months is offering a reward for information leading to his location.

Robert Weaver, who goes by the name, “Bobby,” was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, walking with his dog south along Ga. Highway 142 near Stone Road.

Bobby Weaver’s family is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to his location or, if foul play was involved, information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible.

“We don’t know what else to do,” said Jessica Weaver, Bobby Weaver’s stepmother. “You see this kind of thing on TV and you don’t ever think it will happen to you.”

Bobby Weaver, 28, had been living with his grandmother in Oxford, who reported him missing on Sept. 6. A friend of his told deputies that he received a text from the man on Sept. 5 that stated he had been in an argument with his aunt and that police were at his home and he was going to a motel, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. With the assistance of a local search and rescue team, along with deputies from Putnam County, NCSO searched the area with a K9 unit where Bobby Weaver was last seen, but the track was lost off Ga. Highway 142, indicating that he may have gotten into a vehicle.

At one point, it was believed that there was activity in Weaver’s bank account shortly after his disappearance, but that turned out not to be the case, said Jessica Weaver. However, Bobby’s dog did return home a couple of days later.

Jessica Weaver said the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the family and now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, have followed up on numerous leads in the past several months, but none of them has proved credible.

“None of it makes any sense,” she said. “For Christmas to have passed and for him to not have contacted his young son, that’s just not like him.”

Jessica Weaver said the family is holding out hope that he has fallen into trouble and may be hiding out.

“If he is in any kind of trouble, we want him to know that we just want him to come home,” she said. “We will help him with whatever it is. If he is out there, please make contact with us.”

Bobby Weaver is a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes and has tattoos on his forearms. He has a medical condition that causes a staggered walk. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white shirt.

Anyone with any information, should contact NCSO Detective Ed Digby at 678-625-1448. To submit an anonymous tip, call 678-625-5007 or email anonymoustipline@newtonsheriffga.org.

For more about Bobby Weaver, visit FindBobbyWeaver.org.