(MITCHELL) – “Where is Mikey?” This is the question that Mike Leatherman’s mother has anguished about since February.
Mike Leatherman’s mother Connie Bennett was not able to talk about him because it was too hard for her to speak about her son’s disappearance. Mikey’s stepfather Rick Bennett, told WBIW that all of Mikey’s brothers and family are very close.
Prayer vigil held for Mike Leatherman at Church of Nazarene in Mitchell
“He would give you the shirt off his back to anyone. Mikey was there for anyone in need, and he is missed. Mike had a big heart. He had a very, difficult childhood, but despite being made fun of, Mike would not let that get him down,” said Jesse Bennett, Mike’s brother. “Mike was a huge football fan and loved softball. Miami is his favorite football team. He even hit a hole in one, in golf, over Hidden Falls Golf Course.”
Mike is the father of two sons, Jordan, 18 and Jayden, 16.
Candles lit for Mike Leatherman
A prayer vigil was held Friday evening at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, located at Third Street and Grissom Avenue in Mitchell, to help find Mike James Letterman.
Leatherman has been missing since February. Police were contacted about his disappearance in March.
Minister’s Joel and Karolyn Parsons opened up the church for family, friends, and loved ones to come and pray that Mikey would be found.
Prayers asked that the law enforcement officers find the information they need. During the hour service, praying took place, music was played and candles were lit.
Karolyn Parsons told those in the attendance that during the “Parable of the Lost Sheep” that Christ left his flock and went out to find one that was lost and missing. It is comforting to know that Christ cares just for one person. And this evening he cares about Mike.
To date at least 12 searches have been conducted around Tunnelton, Fort Ritner, and Martin County State Forest by relatives, friends and law enforcement.
Indiana State Police continue to ask for the public help in locating 44-year-old Mike Leatherman.
Mike is a white male, 5′ 11″ tall and 225 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
He was reported missing by family members on March 16, 2019.
According to police, he was last seen on February 28, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot in
Mitchell wearing blue nylon sweatpants, a blue shirt, with a “Just Do It” logo, black jacket and tennis shoes. He has a shaved bald head and goatee.
Anyone with information can contact ISP Detective Zack Robbins 812-332-4411.