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David Dewayne Abbott has been missing since the night of June 22, said his girlfriend, Regina Snyder. Investigators found his truck in McMinn County, Tenn., on June 24.
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Regina Darlene Snyder asks for help finding her boyfriend, David Dewayne Abbott, during a press conference Wednesday morning. Snyder said Abbott suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has not taken his medication for about a month.

FORT OGLETHORPE — The girlfriend of a missing Fort Oglethorpe man pleaded for help from the public during a press conference this morning.

Regina Darlene Snyder, 39, said she has not heard from 43-year-old David Dewayne Abbott since soon after midnight on June 23. Abbott suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has not taken his medication for about a month, Snyder said. Police do not suspect any foul play.

Lieut. Steve Blevins said that officers found Abbott's Nissan truck near County Road 126 in McMinn County, Tenn., on June 24. Some people who live and work near there believe they saw a man who looked like Abbott around that time. But since then, investigators have not found any significant leads.

Snyder said that Abbott left her home on June 21. The next day, while they talked on the phone, he said things that didn't make sense. She thought he was hallucinating. She asked a neighbor to check on him.

The neighbor later told police that Abbott had been in the parking lot the night of June 22, making nonsensical statements. Abbott also told the neighbor he had been in a fight with Snyder, which Snyder denies.

Around 11 p.m. that night, Snyder said she visited Battlewood Apartments on Fant Drive, where the door to Abbott's home was open. He was not inside. She said nothing was missing but his keys and his wallet.

About 1-1/2 hours later, Snyder said Abbott called her daughter. He said he was in Knoxville. The family has not heard from him since.

Snyder believes Abbott was last wearing black shorts, black flip flops and a sleeveless shirt. His hair is also buzzed on the sides and a little bit longer on the top.

Anyone who has information he or she wants to share can contact Fort Oglethorpe police at 706-866-2512.

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