Columbus Co. man has been missing for more than a week

Columbus Co. man has been missing for more than a week
Austin Buck Long, 22, was last seen in the Hallsboro community. (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)

NAKINA, NC (WECT) - Columbus County authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a man who has been missing for more than a week.

According to a Columbus County Sheriff's Office news release, Austin Buck Long, 22, of Chair Factory Road in Nakina, was last seen in the Hallsboro community Sept. 25 around 6 p.m. The sheriff's office said Long has never previously lost contact with his family.

Long, who is 6-foot-2 and weighs approximately 185 pounds, had no shirt on when he was last seen and was wearing tan shorts and gray shoes. He has numerous tattoos, including "Lisa" on one arm, a skull with a three-point crown on his left hand and a six-point star with a "9" in the center.

Anyone with information on Long’s whereabouts should call Det. Rockenbach at 910-640-6629.

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