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Police search for missing Mid-South father

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BRIGHTON, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - Authorities are searching for a Mid-South man who has not been seen or heard from since he left his home to drive to a doctor's appointment Wednesday morning.

Howard Piner of Brighton, Tennessee works in anesthesiology at the Bowden Surgery Center in Memphis. But the 40-year-old father of three boys and registered nurse never showed up for work Thursday.

Jeannie Piner says her husband left around 7:00 Wednesday morning for an 8:00 doctor's appointment at Methodist North Hospital in Raleigh.

"As the day went on and he still wasn't answering his phone...something's wrong," she said.

Jeannie Piner reported her husband missing to the Tipton County Sheriff's department Wednesday night.

Piner's debit card was last used to purchase gas at a Superlo Foods on Covington Pike at 7:45 Wednesday morning. Around that same time, the GPS device on his cell phone stopped sending a signal.

Friends say the lack of communication is out of character for Howard Piner.

While they wait for more information from Tipton County investigators, Piner's friends and loved ones are hoping for the best, but fearing the worst.

Tipton County investigators say Howard Piner was driving a 2005 two-tone silver F150 crew cab truck with Tennessee tag 303-GDC.

If you have any information regarding Piner's whereabouts, call Tipton County Sheriff's Department at (901) 475-3300.


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