Loved ones search for missing Smyrna man

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Worried loved ones are desperately searching for a Smyrna man they said disappeared on his birthday.

Family and friends said 35-year-old Howard Sewell Jr. has not been seen or heard from since May 29, something out of his character.

"Anytime something has happened in the past, he contacts me or my mom, so it is not like him to just go and not contact anyone and disregard everyone's calls," said Sewell's sister, Faith Sewell Melton.

Sewell's family said  he is outgoing, smart and very dedicated to his family.  Friends and family were supposed to get together for his birthday, but his loved ones said he never showed up.

"We are very worried because he has never done that before and wherever he is right now I do not believe that he would be just disregarding his family," said Sewell's mother, Sonya Inman.

Sewell's co-workers at Van Michael Salon in Sandy Springs said he is also dedicated to his job and that he always calls even if he is just running a few minutes late.

"This is not only a concern of his family, but our entire company as well," said co-worker Hannah Evans.  "He is someone that when he is sick we have to send him home, so this is vastly out of his character."

Sewell does not have a car and mainly uses public transportation.  On Sunday, loved ones gathered to search for him.  They split up into groups and with flyers in hand headed to spots Sewell frequents throughout metro Atlanta.

"I praise God for everybody being here, coming together to show this love and support for him," said Inman.   "This shows what kind of young man he is."

Family and friends are desperate for answers and remain hopeful.  If you have any information on Sewell's whereabouts call The Cobb County Police Department.