Couple Searching For Missing Son In Pearlington

A Michigan couple will spend their 4th of July holiday searching for their missing son in South Mississippi.

Chad Drennin, 23, has been missing since April 29th. He had been doing construction work in the Pearlington Community for the past eight months.

Ron & Mary Maynard are desperate for answers, and have come to the place where their son was last seen.

"We've got to bring him home and I'm not even looking at the holiday, I just want to bring him home.That's all I want to do is bring him home, I want to find him."

Chad's mother, Mary Maynard, says over the last eight months, her son would call her at least once a week. But then, the calls stopped.

"The last phone call I got from him was April 29th and we haven't heard from him since."

She says she really started to worry after Mother's Day, when she didn't receive a phone call.

"Come Mother's Day, that was like the lowest point in my life. I knew that without him calling me, he was unable to call me."

And when he failed to show up for his best friend's wedding as a groomsman, they knew something was terribly wrong.

"We know something's not right," Ron Maynard said.

Chad worked for a Pearlington contractor who told Sheriff's Investigators that Chad and another young man stole his truck. But Chad's parents say he was making payments to purchase the truck.

"At this time there is nothing to show that there is any foul play," Chief Investigator Kenny Hurt said.

His mother says her son has never been in trouble, and was a Boy Scout until he was 18. They say his disappearance is totally out of character.

"At the end of the day, when it all comes down to it, he's still missing, and you still can't find him, and nothing worked that you've tried, all your efforts," Mary Maynard said.

"One day you have a hope that he's alive and well, and then the next moment you're thinking the worst," Ron Maynard said.

If you've seen Chad Drennin or the Red and White 1994 Ford-F-250 he was last seen driving, you are asked to call the Hancock County Sheriff's Department at (228) 466-6900.