Mother of missing man fears she 'may never see him again'

$10,000 reward offered to find Georgia man missing since Feb. 1

CLINCH COUNTY, Ga. – The mother of a missing Georgia man pleaded for help Thursday, telling News4Jax that she's terrified her 30-year-old son has been killed.

Jacob "Jake" Dewitt Conner, a former firefighter, was last seen around Score Bridge Road and Plumb Bush Road near Fargo, Georgia, on Feb. 1. Conner’s co-workers reported him missing from their job site around 4 p.m. Law enforcement agencies, along with family and friends, have searched for Conner since his disappearance.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his location, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

“I'm concerned that I may never see him again,” Conner's mother, Donna White, said. “I don't ever sleep at night. I have never slept at night since it happened. I lost my job.”

White said she's had a bad feeling about her son's disappearance from the beginning.

Conner, who is originally from Orange Park, is described as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a “Conner Timber” dark gray shirt and uniform work pants.

White said Conner moved to Fargo to work for his father's logging company, and he was deep in the woods when he disappeared.

“The boys realized that Jake had went a different way, and they lost track of his tractor,” White said.

Conner's co-workers found his tractor tipped over but no sign of him. Conner left behind his cellphone, wallet and keys.

White said she doesn't believe her son would intentionally leave, because he has a newborn daughter.

“He was crazy about her,” White said. 

She just wants answers.

“It is just so nice to have him in my life, and to know that I have to live without him is really hard,” White said.

Anyone with information concerning Conner’s whereabouts is asked to call the Clinch County Sheriff’s office at 912-487-5316, 912-487-3250, or the GBI Douglas office at 912-389-4103. Information may also be submitted online at GBI.Georgia.gov/webform/submit-tips-online.

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