Police ask for help in finding missing Grand Haven man

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 00:05:53-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is asking for help in finding a missing resident.

Jeff Scarbrough, 29, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon golfing with a couple coworkers at Chase Hammond Golf Course in Muskegon County. He drives a white 2003 Honda Pilot.

Family says Scarbrough was texting with his son at around 4:45pm in the afternoon. Police say Scarbrough had planned to pick up his son in Fruitport following the golfing trip. When he didn't show, his son sent him another text one hour later. The text, however, went 'undelivered,' according to his family.

Scarbrough's father said his son's disappearance is out-of-character.

“He doesn’t have any mental issues or any, he don’t never disappear," said Roy Scarbrough. "He’s very reliable and any time there’s anything that bothers him, I’m the first one to get the call.”

Scarbrough's father, along with dozens of other friends and family, have spent hours searching for the missing 29-year-old since he disappeared. They began where he was last seen and have worked their way towards other areas in the surrounding region. On Monday evening, they were searching near Fruitport.

Family told FOX 17 they learned a more specific location of where Scarbrough's phone pinged on Monday evening. According to cellphone records, his phone last pinged a cell tower north of Mercy Health Hackley Campus on Saturday evening.

Family and friends have created a Facebook group trying to assist in finding Scarbrough and have organized search parties.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety at 616-842-3460, Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 1-800-249-0911, or Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT.