Marion County officials searching for missing man

The Marion County Sheriff's department is looking for a man who went missing in August.

Richard Lowery, 61, was last seen around August 16. He is described as a 5 foot 6 inches tall white male weighing around 160 pounds. He is believed to be driving a Chevrolet Astro van.

Lowery is know to lose contact with family members for a few days, but his family said they are more concerned this time around.

"According to the famil,y he's known to take trips without notifying anybody," said Marion County Sheriff's Department Investigator Scott McKinney. "It's unusual that they go to this extent without some sort of contact. We are just seeking any and all information regarding Mr. Lowery."

If you have any information on Lowery's whereabouts, you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 601-736-5051.