Police are searching for a missing Statesboro man whose family has not seen him in almost two weeks.
Willie James Jackson is also known by the nicknames "Willie Monk" and "Jamie," said his mother, Wanda Jackson, who lives on Baldwin Street, a few houses down from where her son lives with his girlfriend and their 1-year-old child.
However, no one has seen him since Thursday, Sept. 10, she said.
"He's got a brand new baby. Even if he and his girlfriend were fighting, he's going to call and check on that baby," she said.
The last time anyone claims to have seen Willie James Jackson is when he was with a group of friends watching a middle school football game being played at the old Julia P. Bryant Elementary School football field, but those friends say they haven't seen him since and don't know where he is, Wanda Jackson said.
Family members have repeatedly called his cellphone, but those calls go straight to voicemail. His mother said she isn't sure her son's friends are telling everything, but Statesboro Police Maj. Rob Bryan said "there is no evidence of foul play."
Det. Scott Brunson is pursuing the case, Bryan said.
Wanda Jackson said she has been in contact with Brunson, and everyone is still seeking answers. Bryan said Willie James Jackson has been entered into the Georgia Crime Information Center as a missing person, but no leads have yet surfaced.
His mother said she is unaware of any conflicts or troubles her son may have faced. She said she has not slept since he went missing, as she was used to seeing him every day, and he would wake her up each morning.
She hopes someone will come forth and leave an anonymous tip with police.
"Somebody knows something," she said. "Nobody is saying anything. They've all got the tight mouth. I pray God will put it on their hearts to say something if they know it."
Jackson, a black male, stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 160–170 pounds. Friends and family have posted fliers around Statesboro in hopes he has been seen.
Anonymous tips may be submitted at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text "TIPSSPD" followed by the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.
Calls may also be made to the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.