Columbus family desperately seeking information to find missing loved one

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Samuel Hewitt Jr.'s family seeking answers about his disappearance

A Columbus family is seeking information on the whereabouts of their missing loved one.  

Samuel Hewitt Jr. went missing around May 13 according to Columbus Police.

Hewitt Jr.’s father, Samuel Hewitt Sr., speaks exclusively with News Three, and says he hasn’t seen or heard from his son in three weeks. 

He says it’s uncertain where his son may be, and he desperately wants Hewitt Jr. to return home.

“I’ld like him to know, whatever he’s done, it’s over,” Hewitt Sr. says through tears, “He’s done it. He’s forgiven. We just want to know that he is OK.”

Hewitt Sr. says his son went missing without a trace.

According to CPD’s report, Hewitt Jr. was last driving a black 2016 GMC Sierra pickup truck. 

Hewitt Jr.’s truck is still missing.

“They tried to, as they call it, ‘ping’ the truck, and nothing. They have no contact with the truck. On his charge card, his bank account, his debit card, nothing. And his phone, nothing.”

Hewitt Sr. says the investigation has brought some of his son’s secrets into the light. 

 “I was told that the people he was associated with are not of the best character and if I offered a sufficient amount of money more than likely one of them is going to start talking.”

The father is offering a $20,000 reward for any information that brings his son home. Hewitt Sr. says family friends have also pitched in reward money, bringing the total to $30,000.

For now, the Hewitt family is anxiously awaiting answers and praying their “Sammy” is found safely.

If you have any information regarding this case, you’re asked to contact Columbus Police Special Victims Unit at 706-653-3449.

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