Stone Mountain man reported missing in Clayton County

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Family and friends continue to pray that a man from DeKalb County will return home.

It has been nearly a week since anyone has seen or heard from Joshua Allen, 29.

"I worry every day--every day, all day," said Shekeila Allen, Joshua's mother.

Allen, according to his mother, lives with her in Stone Mountain, but had recently been staying with friends in Clayton County.

She said she normally talks to her son almost every day, but his phone now goes straight to voicemail. Friends said they last saw Allen around 1 p.m. July 5 when he left a hotel on Mount Zion Parkway.

To make matters worse, the voicemail greeting has changed to an ominous whisper that seems to say, "Help me."

"My heart dropped when I heard it and then I had everybody else to call it because you know, my mind been racing ever since he [has] been missing. So maybe somebody else can hear something more than me," said Allen.

Allen filed a missing person’s report with the Clayton County Police Department and she hopes that anyone who recognizes her son will call investigators. 

"It's really devastating because you don't know what's going on. You don't know if he's dead if he's in the hospital," said Allen. "I did call the hospital, but no one has Joshua."