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UPDATE | Reward now $10,000 to find missing Burke County man

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Published: Jun. 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM EDT
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators are still looking for a missing 63-year-old Burke County man who went missing last year.

Simon Powell was reportedly last seen on June 1, 2016 wearing blue Dickies coveralls. Investigators found his white Ford pickup truck burned the next day.

Days after going missing, Burke County authorities were considering foul play but an active search was put on hold when nobody was able to pinpoint where he was last seen.

Now, Burke County Sheriff's Office has put a new investigator in charge of the case to give it a fresh perspective.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Powell family are offering a $10,000 cash reward leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in Powell's disappearance.

If you have any information, contact the Burke County Sheriff's Office at 706-554-2133.


Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Simon Powell has been missing since June. The family of Powell has now offered a reward for help finding him.

The Burke County Sheriff's Office said Powell's family is offering $7, 500 for information leading to Powell's whereabouts or anyone responsible for his disappearance.

Powell was reportedly last seen on June 1 wearing blue Dickies coveralls. Investigators found his white Ford pickup truck burned the next day.

Investigators ask anyone with any information on this case to call the Burke County Sheriff's Office at (706) 554-2133.


Monday, June 6, 2016

BURKE CO., Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Burke County authorities say they are considering foul play in the missing persons case of Simon Powell.

Officials continue to work leads and gather information regarding the 63-year-old, who was reported missing on June 2. However, an active search is on hold at this time because no one has been able to pinpoint where he was last seen.

Powell's family questions the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.


Friday, June 3, 2016

BURKE CO., Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A vehicle believed to belong to a missing Burke County was found burned on Wilson Road according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

Simon Powell, 63, was reported missing on June 2, he was last seen on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 around 9:00 p.m.

Powell was last seen driving his white Ford Pickup truck. According to a press release, what deputies believe to be the same car was found around 6 a.m. Thursday burned.

Investigators ask anyone with any information on this case to call the Burke County Sheriff's Office at (706) 554-2133.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

BURKE CO., Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Burke County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a 63-year-old man.

Family members say Simon Powell was last seen around 7:00 p.m. June 1 wearing blue Dickies coveralls.

Powell has diabetes and requires medication daily. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Simon Powell should contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 554-2133.