Lexington County seeks missing West Columbia man

Michael Jody George / Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Cayce,SC (WACH)-- Lexington County Sheriff TMs Department detectives are seeking help from citizens in finding a 22-year-old West Columbia man who was reported missing to the Sheriff TMs Department on Sunday, December 25.

Detectives are seeking help in finding Michael Jody George, 22, of 4029 Edmund Highway, West Columbia.

George TMs relatives told detectives that it is out of character for George to remain out of contact with relatives on Christmas Day and for George to remain out of contact with relatives for a long period of time.George is 6-foot and weighs 135 pounds. George has brown hair and hazel eyes.

George TMs brother, John Olin Wannamaker, contacted the Sheriff TMs Department at 2:37 p.m. on Sunday and reported that

George was missing, Metts said. Wannamaker told deputies that he last spoke with his brother at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 23 at George TMs home.

George TMs father, Gary Frederick George, contacted the Sheriff TMs Department at about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25, and reported that he found Michael George TMs 1994 black Nissan Sentra parked on Beckman Road between Cannaberry Drive and Lena Drive near West Columbia, Metts said.

Deputies and detectives conducted a ground search on Sunday and ground and aerial searches using a helicopter on Monday, December 26 in the area where Michael George TMs car was found. The searches did not generate any leads concerning Michael TMs whereabouts.

Detectives determined that Michael George became highly intoxicated on Saturday, December 24 while drinking alcohol at a bar on Charleston Highway near Cayce.

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