7 months later, no trace of disabled Newton County man

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office today requested the public’s help in the ongoing search for a disabled 27-year-old man who has been missing since last year.

Since Robert R. “Bobby” Weaver III’s Sept. 5, 2013, disappearance, investigators have exhausted all leads, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday in a press release.

“Investigators are now seeking new information,” Sgt. Cortney Morrison said.

Weaver has a medical condition called Arnold-Chiari Malformation, which may give him a staggered walk, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in September.

He was being treated with methadone, which is addictive, prompting concerns that he may have been involved in other drug activity, the sheriff’s office said. He also did not take his medication or other belongings with him.

Investigators believe that Weaver may have gotten into a car because dogs traced his scent to a road, the sheriff’s office told the AJC last year.

Soon after Weaver went missing, authorities also confirmed that he took money out of his bank account.

His grandmother said in September that she last saw Weaver a few days before his disappearance, when he was walking his 80-pound pitbull, King.

The dog returned home a few days after that without a leash, authorities said. Police found no trace of Weaver in the immediate area after conducting another search.

“He’s never, ever left home,” his grandmother, Evelyn Weaver, told the AJC. “I am dying every minute that he’s gone.”

Weaver, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound white man, has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1400.