Still no sign of missing Monroe veteran


It is now more than two weeks since US Army veteran, Travis Clarke Dean, 42, of Monroe, was last seen.

According to Deputy Chief Keith Brooks of Walton County Sheriff’s Department, Dean was thought to have been seen last on Oct. 7 on Highway 11 when it was believed that he may have been making his way to the VA hospital in Decatur.

“We have two detectives following up on leads and checking with hospitals, but he seems to have just disappeared,” Brooks said. “We are trying to remain optimistic, but a reported sighting of him on a stretch of Interstate 20 turned out not to be him.”

According to an earlier report on CBS Atlanta, Dean’s parents said he was in recovery from a surgical procedure a year ago and needed medication to stay healthy. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking medication. Dean is the stepson of Karen Dean, director of Walton Animal Guild. Dean served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg in the mid-1990s. His parents reported that he had taken to late night walks a little while before his disappearance and had claimed to hear voices.

Dean is described as a white male, about 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighing about 140pounds. He is of slender build and has brown eyes and hair. He was last seen wearing a faded tan shirt, torn blue jeans, a gold cross necklace and a watch on his left wrist. Anyone who has information that could be helpful in this case is asked to call the WCSO at 770-267-6557 or dial 9-1-1.

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