Volunteer search teams have called off a massive search for a missing Montgomery man. Hundreds of family friends had turned out to look for a hunter on a 300-acre preserve in Macon County.
Authorities say 33-year-old Mont Highley, IV vanished sometime between late Friday night and Saturday morning from an area just off Interstate 85 in Macon County. Highley's 1996 Green Chevy Tahoe with Florida plates was found abandoned about two miles from his family's hunting trailer.
The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were still in the ignition. Investigators said Highley's wallet, a rifle and money were also inside the truck. They found no sign of a struggle.
Highley's father, Dr. Mont Highly, III says he remains optimistic, but as each day goes by without any sign of his son, he starts to lose hope.
Highley's family is offering a $10,000 reward in the case. Meanwhile, the ABI investigation continues. Officials say they're working several leads. But they say no one theory about what happened is more likely than another.
If you saw Highley or his SUV on Friday or Saturday, you're asked to call your local law enforcement agency. Stay tuned to WSFA for continuing coverage of this story.