Man last seen at Hesperia dollar store still missing 4 years later

Last seen on video buying food for his cat

Stephen Mark Millis (NamUs)

HESPERIA, Mich. – A 49-year-old man who was last seen buying food for his cat at a store in Hesperia has been missing for four years.

Stephen Mark Millis was last seen at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2019 at a Dollar General store. He is shown on surveillance video buying food for his cat. He left the store, left view of the camera, and hasn’t been seen since, according to WOODTV.

He was supposed to go to Muskegon to meet a couple of friends at two locations, but his family said there is no evidence he made it to Muskegon. His SUV was found at the dollar store parking lot with the doors unlocked. A duffel bag of clothes and toiletries was inside the SUV.

His phone and keys have not been recovered, according to family. He was last seen wearing red buffalo plaid flannel, a grey t-shirt, grey work low boots and light-colored jeans.

According to family, a witness reported seeing Millis get into a white vehicle. Since his disappearance his SSN hasn’t been used and his bank accounts have been inactive.

DetailsStephen Mark Millis
Weight170 lbs

Anyone with information should contact the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office at 231-689-7303. The agency case number is 19-000245.

If you’d like to learn more about this case, it was covered in four parts on the Vanished Podcast. The family also has a Facebook page to share updates.

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