Sheriff's Department asking for help in missing person case

By WEEK Producer

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM CDT

FULTON COUNTY -- The Fulton County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a Smithfield Man who was reported missing 5 months ago.

Derick Higgins, 21, went missing on March 21.

Family say Higgins was last seen driving away from his Smithfield home.

His car was found abandoned on March 24 near Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida Authorities say the car appears to have been involved in a minor crash.

The vehicle was the last lead Police received.

Anyone with information on Higgins whereabouts is urged to call the Fulton County Sheriff's Department at (309) 547-2277.