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Karen Higgins says she wants her son, 34-year-old George Higgins to come home.

Higgins, a Soddy Daisy veteran left for a job interview almost a month ago and hasn't been seen since.

“He said mom I’m going on an interview tomorrow morning, and I said okay,” said Higgins.

On August 25th, Higgins came across a Craigslist ad for a maintenance job.

He drove his mother’s 2006 Black Ford 500 to his interview.

According to Karen Higgins everything went well at George’s interview.

She says later that day George spoke with his brother and told him he got the job and was starting work that day, but that would be the last time the Higgins family would hear from George.

“He had gotten a call saying he had gotten the job, and he was working on it, they were debugging 111 units and he was going to turn in the keys to the manager, and that's who he was waiting on, and we never heard nothing more,” said Higgins.

The family waited for 48 hours to pass before filing a missing person report. When time passed, and there was no site of George, they went straight to Soddy Daisy Police for help.

“It's mountainous and heavily wooded in that area. And that may have been the last place he's been,” said Chief Hamrick, Soddy Daisy Police.

Soddy Daisy Police launched an investigation. They traced Higgins number to Mineral Bluff, Georgia.

Fannin County deputies helped search the area George was believed to be in, but no luck. 

Soddy Daisy Police Chief, Phillip Hamrick says they have no evidence to conclude foul play at this point of the investigation, but they are staying on top of it. 

“Someone who may know his whereabouts contact us or his family and let us know,” said Hamrick.

In the meantime flyers with George’s face on it hang around Soddy Daisy. George’s mother hopes someone recognizes him from one of these flyers.

If you may have seen George Higgins call Soddy Daisy Police at 423-332-3577.

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