GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The sister of a missing Greene County man described her brother as friendly, though she said he likes to keep to himself.
Cindy Carpenter said her brother, Danny Carpenter, disappeared last month around the anniversary of their mother’s passing. She had been told her brother was depressed leading up to the disappearance, though she wasn’t sure if it was due to the anniversary or his poor health.
Authorities say they aren’t ruling out foul play as they continue to investigate the case.
“There’s no reason that he would’ve left,” Cindy said, adding that the family is worried that someone may have taken him or forced him to leave.
“You find yourself worrying about, is he warm, is he hurt, you know, where is he?” Cindy said.
Carpenter’s last known stop before disappearing was at Owen County State Bank in Spencer. Carpenter’s phone last pinged on Oct. 14; however, detectives noted that the phone was pay-as-you-go.
Carpenter is described as 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He may also have a full gray beard. He is believed to be in poor health and may have difficulty breathing and some mental confusion, although Cindy says he would never hurt anyone or cause any trouble to those who may come across his path.
He was last seen driving a 2012 white Ford F-250 pickup truck with the license plate number “TK281NPC.”
With hunting season in full swing and fall foliage falling from the trees, detectives believe the white truck would be easier to spot in the woods at this time. Those out hunting are encouraged to be on the lookout.
“We’ve traveled all the roads around the area, we’ve got the other jurisdictions looking, deputies are up and down the road; if he ran off the road, maybe had some kind of medical issues, but to this point we’ve got nothing,” Detective Jim O’Malley said.
If anyone has information in the case, they should contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Department or Det. Shawn Cullison.