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Jenkins County Man Missing For More Than A Month

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It has been one month since L.C. Burroughs was last seen. His family continues to ask for help.

His family says that on September 26th, Burroughs drove into Millen for breakfast, just like he did every other day. After that, he headed back home, but his family believes something happened when he got there, and they say it could have something to do with people who have been stealing from him for years.

Burroughs has owned a salvage yard in Jenkins County for more than 30 years. He raised his two daughters there, and even though they moved to the Atlanta area, Burroughs continued to operate his business, even at the age of 75.

"He was not just a junk man, he was a father, a father-in-law, a brother, a nephew, a cousin and uncle," his daughter Felicia Steverson said.

Burroughs has been missing for more than a month, and although some people may be giving up hope, his two daughters are not. But that doesn't stop them from asking questions.

"Is he okay? Is he healthy? That is what we are believing God for, that he is healthy, that he is alive, and he will return," his other daughter Janet Greene said.

Family members say the day that L.C. disappeared, his truck was found on his property, the door was left wide open, and the keys were still in the ignition.

Felicia and Janet say there is no way their father just walked off. They believe something happened on his property the day he disappeared. That's because people have been stealing car parts from his junk yard for years.

"Maybe he sensed someone was here stealing, because he said everyone was stealing from him every day. Somebody would steal from him every day. So maybe when he came back, he caught somebody stealing," Steverson said.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to Burroughs. Meanwhile, Felicia and Janet are worried, because they haven't heard anything new from investigators in weeks. And with all the uncertainty about the location of their father, these sisters are certain someone in the community knows something.

"We feel like someone saw something. They saw something and we're just pleading for them to let authorities know. Let the Sheriff's Department know, let the GBI know," Steverson said.

There is $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the location of Burroughs.

If you know anything at all, please call the GBI at 912-871-1121.

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