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Family searching for missing Augusta man

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The family of a man who has been missing for over a month is speaking out.  Investigators are still searching for Preston Overton who was last seen with Chad Garner. Last month, Garner was found dead in a shed on Peach Orchard Road. Overton and Garner were seen together at the Studio 6 Motel near the Augusta Mall.  William Krepps and Vaugn Verdi was linked to the Garner's murder. FOX 54s Miya Payton spoke to Overton's family who say they will not stop searching.

Posters , stickers , and signs all reading "#FindingPreston". It is something that this family says needs to happen soon and they are asking for the community to help.

"He doesn't deserve not being laid to rest . He deserves to have closure.", says Sheila Steven, who is Overton's aunt.

"I'm not going to give up. I swear I am not going to give up", says Overton's father, Robert Overton.

Overton's brother, Avery Overton, says that it has been a long investigation but he has hope. "It's a tragedy that shouldn't have happened. Usually in a situation like this things get better for the victims family but right now everyday is getting harder."

Robert Overton isn't giving up hope either. Every day he works a ten hour shift and then goes out looking for his son for hours. He says he's walked over 200 miles. Every day without his son is painful "My head is about to explode. It's a feeling that is hard to explain. It hurts, I mean it really hurts."

The family is also wanting for people with any information to come forward. "From my family there is a thousand dollar reward for any information that leads to the whereabouts of my brother. ", explains Avery Overton.

If you are interested in participating with the search for Preston Overton, more information can be found on their Facebook page: Finding Preston Overton.

 

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