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UPDATE: Missing Hammond man reported safe by police

UPDATE: Missing Hammond man reported safe by police

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UPDATE: Billy Jack Cather, 37, of Hammond, has been reported safe by the Hammond Police Department. 

HAMMOND — A Hammond man with health conditions has been missing since Monday, his family said.

Billy Jack Cather, 37, of Hammond, was last seen Monday heading toward Warsaw, Indiana, his sister Tammy Cather-Moss said. Cather is driving a 2006 Ford Fusion described as silver/green or light green, she said.

The family reported him missing to Hammond police and have since called jails, hospitals, state police and more searching for Cather. Cather-Moss said her brother has health issues and she is worried for his safety. She also said his vehicle may have mechanical issues. 

She said he has not had contact with family or friends and has not been online or on social media since he was last seen.

“Nobody has heard from him, which is not like him at all,” Cather-Moss said. “We’re trying everything we can to get the word out.”

Anyone with information should call Hammond police Lt. Mark Tharp at 219-852-2988.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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