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Foul play suspected in mans disappearance
Julius Owens has been missing since November
Julius O'Neal Owens

Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Statesboro man in November.

Julius O'Neal Owens was reported missing Nov. 7 after his family had no contact him for two days, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.

The case is still under investigation by the Statesboro Police Department, Turner said in a news release issued Thursday.

Owens' mother, Vera Owens, told police she was unable to locate her son at his home or any of the places he was known to frequent.

His vehicle was found Nov. 8 at The Pointe at Southern. Statesboro police officers, detectives and administration, as well as Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Georgia Southern University Police, immediately responded to The Pointe at Southern and searched the entire area of and around the apartment complex, Turner said.

Officers went door to door with a photograph of Owens asking residents of The Pointe at Southern and nearby complexes if they could provide any information concerning his whereabouts.

Because of how long Owens has been missing with no contact with his family, and evidence gathered during the investigation, police suspect foul play.

This case is currently under investigation and no other information will be released at this time, Turner said.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. James Winskey at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Anonymous tips may be submitted online at or by sending a text message beginning with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9454.


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