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Dawsonville man reported missing
Multiple agencies actively searching Dawson Forest
I-Missing man Jimmy Walls
Jimmy Walls

The search for a missing Dawsonville man has his family frantically waiting for answers.

Quinton "Jimmy" Walls, 50, was reported missing June 8.

His mother, Gracie Lou Walls, said he was last heard from the night of June 6 when he called his daughter.

"I know he's 50-years-old, but he's still my child," she said.

The family has returned to the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area every day since the truck he was driving was found there the evening of June 8.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten confirmed that his office is actively investigating Jimmy Walls' disappearance as a missing person case, though they have no indication that a crime has taken place.

"There were no signs of foul play in or around the vehicle located in Dawson Forest," Wooten said.

The truck was found near the horse trailer parking lot in the management area off Dawson Forest Road.

Authorities also found a red polo-style shirt, which Gracie Lou Walls claims belongs to her son.

"I do his laundry. I know he has a shirt like that and I know it's not here," she said.

Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said Monday afternoon that crews continue to conduct searches of the wildlife management area.

K9 units trained in body recovery, a horse-mounted rescue unit and foot crews have covered a more than 10-mile radius from where the truck was located.

"[The Department of Natural Resources] also put a helicopter in the air on Friday and flew over, looking for signs of a campfire or a flashlight," Satterfield said.

Cadaver dogs also searched the perimeter of a pond, but "showed no interested at all in the water."

"We searched the pond Friday afternoon late. We were there until after 8 p.m.," Satterfield said. "The pond is pretty shallow, as low as two feet deep in some spots and you can see grass growing from the bottom."

Additionally, two paramedics took a canoe to the Etowah River put-in on Hwy. 9 and floated to Kelly Bridge Road to check the riverbanks, still to no avail.

Jimmy Walls is described as 5'9" and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

His family said he was wearing blue jeans and a checkered shirt when they last saw him.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (706) 344-3636.

 

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