Georgia authorities searching for missing 19-year-old last seen jogging off park trail

Byron Grogan's car, keys and wallet were found by a river, WSB-TV reported.

August 08, 2018, 3:01 AM

Hundreds of people in Georgia are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing Monday night.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Park Service, Georgia State Patrol aviation unit and several fire departments are looking for Byron Grogan, last seen running on a trail at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Georgia, according to the sheriff's office.

PHOTO: Authorities in Georgia are searching for Byron Grogan, 19, who was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 6, 2018.
Authorities in Georgia are searching for Byron Grogan, 19, who was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 6, 2018.
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Grogan's car, keys and wallet were found by a river, his family told ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV. They have not heard from him since he set off for a run around 9 p.m. Monday.

Search-and-rescue boats combed through the water for Grogan, while helicopters searched from the sky.

Grogan's parents told the station that he had jogged in the park before but would always return home in about an hour.

PHOTO: Authorities in Georgia are searching for Byron Grogan, 19, who was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 6, 2018.
Authorities in Georgia are searching for Byron Grogan, 19, who was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 6, 2018.
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Authorities described Grogan as a white male, about 6 feet tall, 175 pounds. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt, red shorts and running shoes, WSB-TV reported.

"The concerning part of this is he has no history of this, and his car is right here in the parking lot," Forsyth County Sheriff's Cpl. Doug Rainwater told WSB-TV.

PHOTO: Searchers look for signs of Byron Grogan, 19, at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 7, 2018.
Searchers look for signs of Byron Grogan, 19, at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., Aug. 7, 2018.
WSB

Nearly 200 people are participating in the search, WSV-TV reported. Grogan's friend, Jonathan Schwind, was among the volunteers looking for the teen.

"He's definitely been my best friend for years and years. We've been on cross-country together," Schwind told WSB-TV. "So, I have to do my part and look for him."

PHOTO: Byron Grogan, 19, is pictured in an undated photo released by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. He was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., on Aug. 6, 2018.
Byron Grogan, 19, is pictured in an undated photo released by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. He was last seen jogging at the Chattahoochee Pointe Park in Suwanee, Ga., on Aug. 6, 2018.
Forsyth County Sheriff

ABC News' Rachel Katz contributed to this report.

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