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Police Searching For Missing Brownstown Man
Updated May 16, 2018 9:10 AM
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(BROWNSTOWN) - Police are searching for 25-year-old Joseph Ross, of Brownstown.

Ross was reported missing and hasn't been seen since Sunday night.

Police say Ross disappeared around 8 p.m. from a home in Amberley addition in Columbus, entered the woods near the neighborhood on County Road 250 East and Cliffy Creek into a nearby woods with a friend's 12-gauge shotgun.

Family and friends searched for Ross but were unable to find him. His father reported him missing to police Monday morning.

Joseph Ross is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 135 to 145 pounds. He has blond hair, hazel eyes and was wearing blue jeans and a green O'Reilly's Auto Parts T-shirt when he disappeared. He was not carrying a cellphone.

Detectives believe Ross could be a danger to himself, but that he is not believed to be a danger to anyone else.

Police say Ross was involved in a domestic dispute with his fiance in Brownstown before he disappeared. He was picked up from Brownstown by his friend and taken to the Columbus home.

Brian Ross, his father, says his son was afraid he would be going to jail because of the dispute.

Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department deputies and deputies from Jackson and Jennings counties and Indiana State Police trooper searched for Ross using dogs, but have not be able to locate him.

Anyone with information about Ross' disappearance can call 812-379-1689.

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