UPDATE: East Ridge police say they are closing a missing persons investigation because the missing person left on his own.

Police say 27-year-old Lorenzo Diontray Howard left East Ridge for Nashville by his own choice.

Howard was found on two different surveillance cameras in no distress.

Family members reported him missing on December 26.

Howard was found to be staying in a shelter in Nashville.

PREVIOUS STORY: East Ridge police are asking for the public assistance in finding a missing man.

Lorenzo Diontray Howard, 27, last heard from on December 26, 2017 and family members haven't heard from him since that date.

Howard lives in the Gleason Drive area of East Ridge. He has no vehicle and police say Gleason has been known to walk down Germantown Road to Brainerd Road. 

He frequents the downtown Chattanooga library and the Dollar Tree at Germantown and Brainerd Road. 

Police describe Howard as: 

  • 27 years old
  • 5'6" tall
  • 128 pounds
  • Short black hair
  • Brown eyes 
  • Top teeth in poor condition

Anyone having information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the East Ridge Tennessee Police Department at 423-622-1725.