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Family: Aryan Nation behind Dyersburg man's disappearance

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On June 30, Tyler left his Dyersburg home to spend time with friends and hasn't been seen since. On June 30, Tyler left his Dyersburg home to spend time with friends and hasn't been seen since.
Carolyn Tyler, his mother, says he was trying to make a better life for himself. Carolyn Tyler, his mother, says he was trying to make a better life for himself.
DYERSBURG, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The family of Curtis Tyler, 27, is looking for anything, any little piece of information, that could help find him.

His family says he was trying to make a better life for himself.

"He's got a daughter, he's got a family, he's got a sister, a mom, a grandmother that needs him home," said his mother, Carolyn Tyler.

On June 30, Tyler left his Dyersburg home to spend time with friends.

Around 11 p.m. that Saturday, Tyler called home.

"His phone call that Saturday night, when he called, I heard a girl talking and she said get his phone, get his phone and that's the last we heard," said Tyler's grandmother, Judy Hutching.

Family members say Curtis Tyler had just gotten out of a Lauderdale County jail in March.

His father, Tony Tyler, says he joined the Aryan Nation, a white supremacy group, while in jail.

He feels like members of the group may be responsible for his disappearance or death.

"They'd been threatening him, threats made on him through Facebook and through word of mouth, that they were gonna get him," said Tony.

Dyersburg police would not confirm Tyler's association with the Aryan Nation.

Volunteer searchers from the Vyper group have been searching the area for Tyler.

His mother has been searching acres of river bottom and farmland herself, looking for her son.

"Somebody come forth with information, just a little to help me. I'm out there every day looking for my son," added his mother.

Curtis Tyler's family is putting up a $4,000 reward for information that will help find him. Dyersburg police say they are following every lead.

If you have information that might help in this case, call Dyersburg Crime Stoppers at 731-285-TIPS.

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