Authorities searching for Florence man missing over a month

Jerry Browning was last seen on Aug. 1

Authorities searching for Florence man missing over a month

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding 37-year-old Jerry Browning of Florence, who has been missing for over a month.

Investigators say Browning was last seen leaving Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital on Aug. 1. They say he has health issues that require medical attention.

Browning is 5 feet 10 inches, about 220 pounds with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. He has a scar on his trachea. He also has a tribal tattoo on his right bicep and the letters “JB” on his right thigh.

He was last seen wearing a gray University of Alabama short-sleeve shirt with a green logo and blue jeans.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office.

(Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)

Mandy Harris, the mother of Browning’s daughter, said Browning was being treated for his diabetes when he went against medical advice and left the hospital. She said the hospital has Browning on camera leaving and walking towards West College Street in Florence.

Brandy Hutchinson is working with the family to help coordinate a community search to find Browning. She said they followed his last known trail when he left the hospital. She said they have been working for weeks on mapping out where he could be.

Hutchinson said Brown has a 14-year-old daughter who deserves to know where her father is.

“I just miss him, I want him to come back, and I just want to know if he is OK,” said his daughter, Vivian Browning.

A community search for Browning will be held on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.

Community search for missing Florence man

Anyone interested in participating in the community can register at Find Jerry Browning on Facebook.

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