The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office need help to locate 47-year-old Joel J. Whitten of Lake Charles. He was reported missing at the end of May and was last seen at his residence on Canvasback Street.

"He is described as a white male, 5’11”, 230 pounds, with shoulder length straight brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a Mardi Gras design, blue jeans, a black welder’s hat, and a black ring and cloth bracelet", said a media release.

"Whitten is known to frequent gas stations and wooded homeless camps. He also suffers from medical issues which require daily medication."

Anyone with information regarding Whitten's whereabouts is asked to contact CPSO Detective Brandon Peresich at 491.3637.