CASEY, Ill. (WTHI) - The Casey Police Department is investigating a missing persons report. Daniel James (DJ) Roscom has been missing since March 18.
And now his community is banding together to do something about it.
Friends, family, and community members gathered in Casey Illinois early Saturday.
Many of these people didn`t know each other before then.
But they were united in a similar cause.
Bring Daniel James Roscom home.
"At this point, we`re just trying to find him, see where he`s at, and get him home."
The family has been working with the Casey Police Department.
"They`re doing a lot. There`s a lot of stuff they haven`t came out with yet. They`re working on things. They`ve been helpful."
But most of the leads have gone cold and DJ`s family say they have reason to believe he`s in danger.
So they organized a search party.
Over 50 people gathered, bringing four-wheelers and trucks to search every corner of the small town.
David said that`s just the kind of brother he has. DJ was friends with people from all walks of life.
"He knows everybody. He`ll talk to anybody, walk up to anybody and become their friend. He`s always smiling, he`s happy."
And the Casey community is behind the Roscum family all the way.
"Everybody`s been really supportive. I`ve been getting a lot of messages on Facebook. Everybody`s been wanting to help. We appreciate that."
All united with one purpose....bringing their friend...and brother....home.
"I`m hoping we can find him today."
The Roscom family is asking anyone with any information, whether large or small, to please come forward and contact the Casey Police Department at 217-932-2800.
DJ is 28 years old and was last seen on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.
According to police, his last confirmed sighting was on the 300th block of NW 4th Street in Casey.
He`s a white male, 5`8", about 145 pounds, with short blonde hair.
He has numerous tattoos, including a cross on the back of his neck, the name "Elijah" on his right forearm and an outline of the human hand as bones, on top of his left hand.
Roscom was last seen wearing a black leather coat and a blue t-shirt under a dark blue hoodie. He was also wearing black jeans and tennis shoes.