Police are searching for a Beaufort man reported missing by his mother Oct. 26 after she got a call from one of his friends who said he had been held at gunpoint outside her son's home.
Ver'mon Steve, 36, was reported missing from his Greene Street home around 9:30 p.m. to the Beaufort Police Department, according to the incident report.
He was last seen the day before in Beaufort, according to the police department.
Steve's mother, Janice Steve, told WTOC she got a strange call from one of her son's friends saying he had been held at gunpoint by two men when he went to Steve's home to check on him.
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The friend got away, but did not see Steve.
"Unfortunately people talk and people say things and they talk and we've actually been told he's been killed and his body has been hid," Janice Steve said to WTOC.
Janice said her son's phone first went only to voicemail and is now disconnected. He also did not show up for his two jobs the day she reported him missing.
The family suspects foul play.
"If he's somewhere and he can be helped, help him," his mother said. "If you know something that you can tell that's going to help him be found, would you please, please, go to the cops."
Ofc. Hope Able of the police department said Friday the investigation is still active and on-going.
Anyone with information on Vermon Steve's whereabouts can call Sgt. George Erdel at 843-322-7958 or the police department's dispatch center at 843-524-2777. Anonymous tips can be made to 843-322-7938.
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