Deputies search for missing Newberry Co. man, brother - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies search for missing Newberry Co. man, brother

Posted: Updated: March 3, 2013 12:15 PM
Walter "Tom" Hawkins Jr. (left) and Daryl Richburg. (Newberry Co. Sheriff's Office) Walter "Tom" Hawkins Jr. (left) and Daryl Richburg. (Newberry Co. Sheriff's Office)
PROSPERITY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said the family of a Prosperity man reported him missing Saturday morning after he was found missing from his home.

Newberry County deputies said the family of 56-year-old Walter "Tom" Hawkins Jr. was last seen at 6 p.m. Friday at his 126 Richburg Lane home. His family told deputies they could not find him when it was time for him to go to work.

Deputies and Hawkins' family searched for him in the area around his house to no avail. Deputies do not have a direction of travel for him or what he may be wearing.

Later on Saturday, deputies said they were also looking for Hawkins' brother, 49-year-old Daryl Richburg, who was they said was with Hawkins about 11 p.m. Friday and has not been seen since then. Deputies initially reported Richburg was Hawkins' half-brother, which they later corrected.

Hawkins is described as 5'7" tall and weighs about 120 pounds. Investigators said he has a breathing condition that he takes medication for and uses supplied oxygen when needed.

If anyone has information or knows Hawkins' or Richburg's whereabouts, they are asked to call the Newberry County Sheriff's Office at 803-321-2222.

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