Concerns are growing in Roanoke after a man was seen hanging from a tree near the Harbor Freight Tools on Peters Creek Road Tuesday afternoon.
Several posts were on social media about fire crews and trucks on the scene as well.
Police said an officer was dispatched to Dupree Stree, NW in reference to a missing person around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A family member of Ferdinand Tazama, 31, of Roanoke reported him missing since May 6 and told police that Tazama was in distress and had mentioned harming himself or others.
Police said local facilities such as hospitals, care centers, and jails were checked in keeping with missing person protocols.
They said Tazama was not located and the investigation continued through the morning.
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