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Despite massive search, police find no trace of missing man
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Police are still looking for Quient Garbett, a Statesboro man who has been missing since Sunday. - photo by Special

            A week-long search using helicopters and search and rescue dogs failed to locate a missing man. Quient Garbett, 41, is a mentally challenged adult whose family has not seen him since Sunday, July 1.

            "Ground and air searches of the area have failed to locate him," said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. "On Saturday, five teams from K9 Search and Rescue Specialists, Inc., along with sheriff's deputies, thoroughly searched a wider area around the residence without result."

            Garbett is shy and would not approach strangers, even if he were lost or hungry, said his sister Verleen Garbett.

            He was last seen at his home late Saturday afternoon, she said.

            Deputies and other searchers have looked all week long for Garbett, searching through thick woods around their Old River Road home. There has been no sign of the missing man, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

            Investigators will continue the investigation and hope someone will come forward with information leading to Garbett's location.

            "The Sheriff's Office will continue to follow up on any information received in this case," Anderson said. "Anyone having any information on Quient or his location should contact Capt. Hutchens or Investigator Jason Long at 912-764-1878 or 764-8888."
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