News 12 at 6 o' clock/ Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Friends and family are searching for a Hephzibah man last seen 8 months ago.
Dwayne Isenhour was last seen back in April at his home off Lawrence Road in Hephzibah. His good friend Kelly Ray keeps his missing person poster above her computer to remind her not to give up the search.
She says, "I didn't think it would take this long. I didn't realize that 8 months would go by, and we still wouldn't have any answers."
Friends and family have posted flyers all over his neighborhood, they've lit up social media with his picture, and say they've exhausted every resource they have. But still, no sign of Dwayne. It's been especially hard on his ten year old daughter, Haley.
Ray says, "When all of this started, I made a promise to Haley that I wouldn't stop looking until we found her daddy, and we're 8 months in and no answers."
The most frustrating part for Kelly is what she calls a lack of resources offered by the Sheriff's Office.
"At this point, we don't feel like we really have any resources," she says.
She was particularly shocked a few months back when she went to look for Dwayne's picture on the missing persons link on the RCSO website, and found the most recent missing person listed was from 7 years ago.
"I was appalled. My first response was, I want to know why," she said.
So, she took her concerns to Sheriff Roundtree in the Jail Report. He responded to her question about the outdated site by saying they were working on a new website, and it was 90% complete. But, that was 5 months ago now, and still, there are only 9 people on the missing person's page.
"If no one knows they're missing, nobody's going to look," Ray says.
Kelly says they aren't giving up hope, but support would be nice, even something as small as a picture on a website.
"He's somebody's daddy, someone's brother, he's someone's son, he's a friend, just any help would be nice," she begs.
The Sheriff's Office says the new website is up and running, but they are continually improving it. The Sheriff's Office is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday night at 6:30 at the Diamond Lakes Community Center, and Ray says she plans to bring up the outdated missing persons page again tonight.