In a press release yesterday Statesboro Director of Public Safety Wendell Turner said Julius Oneal Owens was reported missing November 7, 2012, after his family had no contact him for two days. Julius’ mother, Vera Owens, told police she was unable to locate Julius at his residence or any of the places he was known to frequent.
Police found Owens’ vehicle at The Pointe at Southern the next day, November 8. Statesboro Police Officers, Detectives, and Administration, as well as Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputies and Georgia Southern University Police, searched the entire area of and around the apartment complex. Officers went door to door with a photograph of Julius asking residents of The Pointe at Southern and adjacent complexes if they could provide any information concerning his whereabouts.
Turner said due to the length of time that Julius has been missing with no contact with his family, and evidence gathered during the investigation, foul play is suspected. This case is currently under investigation and Police say no other information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant James Winskey at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637). All information is strictly confidential.