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Family Members Ask For Help In Bringing Missing Man Home

Family members of a Cleburne County man reported missing close to 16-months ago say they accept he may no longer be alive, they just want closure and they want for their loved one to rest in peace.
 
30-year old Steven Godwin of Muscadine is believed to have left his home on U.S. 78 on July 28th of 2015 and was dropped off in Tallapoosa on the U.S. 78 bridge.
 
Stephen’s Aunt Susan Accord lives in Haralson County. She says the family suspects foul play in Steven’s disappearance.
 
“Every day we wake up wondering (but) it’s been over a year. We know Steven is dead. We know he is. There’s not one doubt in my mind, but we want to bring him home,” Accord told WLBB Radio. “Steven was like a little McGyver. He could have got away from anyone… he could have survived. But it’s been over a year. That is not the case here.”
Godwin was last seen wearing Army green cargo pants, an Army green T-shirt and a camouflage University of Alabama cap. He stands five feet six inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes, weighing about 165 pounds.

In a news release, the Cleburne County Sheriff's office said numerous leads have been followed in Alabama and Georgia. However, none of the information has produced "a substantial lead."

Accord says she believes that someone out there knows what happened to Steven.
She urges them to come forward with the information, for the family’s sake.
 
“I want them to consider if this was their family member. It’s best to know than not know, you know what I mean,” she said. “I just want them to put themselves in our shoes. What if he were their child? What would they want to happen? We know that Steven has done things that we are not proud of but he’s a human being. Nobody deserves to judge somebody based on anything they may have done except for the courts. It’s up to the courts to do that not an individual.”
 
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate Godwin’s disappearance.
 
“It is still an active investigation and we are still searching for clues or anything so I really cannot comment on any new leads or anything at this time,” ABI Agent Pete Bascota said Monday. “I can only ask that if anyone has any information about the case, that they would contact the GBI or  myself at the ABI at (205) 942-3248.”
 
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