Columbus police ask for help finding missing 22-year-old

Homeland Security and K-9 units are assisting in the search for a missing Columbus man. (WTHR Photo/Anna Carrera)
Search for Columbus man missing since Friday
Search for missing man

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WTHR) — The Columbus Police Department is asking for tips from the public to help them find a 22-year-old missing since May 3.

Investigators from across the state were in Columbus Tuesday searching for Timothy Duckworth.

Police said Tuesday family and friends are worried about Duckworth, so they're doing everything they can to try to track him down.

Duckworth is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds. He is a white man with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he could be in danger and may need medical help.

"There's obviously some concerns since Mr. Duckworth has not reached out to friends or family since Friday and our understanding is that it's very unusual," said Columbus Police Lt. Matt Harris.

Because of their concerns, Homeland Security and various K-9 crews from across Indiana are working to find Duckworth, starting with their biggest clue. Search teams found Duckworth's abandoned vehicle at Ceraland Park Friday, May 4.

"His vehicle was located stuck in the mud out at CERA Land Park in rural Bartholomew County," Harris said. "Since then, we've utilized ATV's, drones and a number of boots on the ground in our attempt to locate him."

Teams are searching the park area and beyond but so far, the nearly three dozen searchers and least five K-9's have not found anything to lead them to Duckworth.

"There are hundreds of acres out there that they're having to search, so a large number of personnel is required to search that area," said Harris.

Police in Columbus say they believe someone knows something about where Duckworth could be.

That's why they're asking people to be on the lookout and let them know if they hear anything.

If you have any information, contact Columbus Police at 812-376-2600. You can remain anonymous.