A man who attended the recent Rainbow Family counterculture gathering in Lumpkin County has been reported missing.
Curtis Jay “CJ” Elliott was seen at the gathering in the Chattahoochee National Forest sometime between July 1 and July 4, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said in a Facebook post. He has not spoken to family or friends since Thursday.
“His family is very concerned about his whereabouts,” Jarrard said. “It is uncharacteristic of CJ to not contact his parents.”
Elliott, 20, is described as 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds.
Anyone with knowledge of Elliott’s whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.
In a related development, a 20-year-old man, Joseph Bryan Capstraw, is in custody in Kentucky after allegedly killing a woman he met at the gathering.
The Rainbow Family of Living Light is a name for a very loose collection of self-described misfits, nature lovers and artists who gather annually in a national forest.
This was their 47th gathering, but the first in Georgia. The event ran from mid-June to July 4.
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