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UPDATE: Police looking for man missing since November

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Chattanooga Police are asking for the public's help in locating 38-year-old Jeremy Long.

Long was last seen by his family about November 14, 2013. They told police they didn't hear from Long during the holidays, which they describe as being out of character.

"We just feel like things aren't right," said his dad Dennis Long. "He always comes home on Thanksgiving and Christmas and this year he didn't. He didn't call, he didn't touch base, and that's just something that as a parent, you worry and start to really worry then."

Dennis Long is on a mission to find his son. The Longs adopted him when he was 3 days old and he's been a part of their family for 38 years. Long said it's out-of-character for their son to just disappear.

"I really just want to make sure he's where he needs to be and that everything is going okay," he said.

Last he heard, Jeremy was living in North Chattanooga. For months, he's been searching for his son himself but only recently got the police involved. Jeremy's cell phone and email have been deactivated. Dennis doesn't have any idea where his "loyal and loving" son may be or has been since November.

"It's like he just walked off the grid," Dennis Long said. "It's a really stressful thing because Jeremy's mother really wants to see him, I really want to see him and talk to him just to know that he's okay."

Police said Long has a history of drug abuse, and his family fears he could be in danger or a danger to himself. His dad told Channel 3 his son completed rehab and has been clean for five years.

"Jeremy, we love you and we want you to at least talk to us or come home, please," Dennis Long said.

He is described as a 38-year-old white male, with brown hair and brown eyes. Long is 5'-11'' tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts are asked to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525 and/or Detective Dean at (423) 643-5422.

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