March 22, 2019

Missing Franklin man may be in the Lagrange area

Austin Cole Scarborough

Austin Cole Scarborough

(Franklin, GA) — New information indicates a missing Franklin man may have been spotted several times in the Lagrange area.

22-year-old Austin Scarborough walked away from his Cherry Road home in Franklin last Thursday, June 30 and until today no one had any concrete information about his whereabouts.

According to Heard County investigator Deborah Williamson, after Scarborough’s picture and story were widely shared on social media yesterday, several people came forwarded claiming to have seen the young man in Troup County over the past few days.

While the information is still unconfirmed, several witnesses reported seeing Scarborough panhandling in the downtown Lagrange area since last Friday.

Scarborough stands 5-feet 11 inches tall and weighs between 180-200 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.

Investigators had initially believed he might be in the Villa Rica/Carroll County area.

In light of this new information, the Scarborough family has called off the scheduled search effort planned for tomorrow near their Franklin home.

Authorities are still hoping to locate Scarborough to confirm his health and welfare.

Anyone with any information about Austin Scarborough’s whereabouts is asked to call the Heard County Sheriff’s Office at 706-675-3329.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.


  1. http://Lara%20Bennett says

    I saw this young man in Big Lots parking lot who stated that he had just got out of jail and was homeless and that he was also diabetic and needed money for medicines. Last I saw he went to speak with a white male in the parking lot who was walking into the store. This was Monday 7/4/16

  2. http://kayla says

    I think I seen this man on CVS on Morgan street in lagarnage asking for money, he’s walking with a limp and claimed to be living in a half way house. I’m.not sure if it was him.but I hope this helps some.

  3. http://Gloria%20Bailey says

    I saw him Friday July 8, 2016 he was at Dollar General on Colquitt street. He asked me for some money. I told him I didn’t have any he said he was tryna get a descent meal cause he hasn’t ate in a couple of days. I told him to go in the store I’d buy him so food. He didn’t want to go in so I put my stuff in my car, went back in bought him a loaf of bread, ham, cheese, chips, a Sprite, and a gatorade!! He said Thanks and I left!!

  4. http://Melanie%20Caldwell says

    I had a man who looked just like him come up to me at the Kroger gas station yesterday at about 5:00 pm and ask me if I could bless him with some money. He had on a dark colored T shirt.

  5. http://Priscilla%20echols says

    Please if you see him again call me 6787401675 or call Heard county sherriffs department.

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