by Robin Kemp

Clayton County Police have issues a Mattie’s Call for Robert Cowles, 29, missing from his Riverdale apartment since 11:45 a.m. on July 17.

This is the second time in recent weeks that Cowles has gone missing.

Police say they responded to a missing person call at 8484 Georgia Hwy. 85 around 1 p.m., where they learned Cowles had wandered off from shortly before noon.

On July 8, Cowles was reported missing after walking off from the 5300 block of Georgia Hwy. 85.

Police describe Cowles as a Black man with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top shirt, black shorts, and sandals.

According to CCPD, Cowles has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Anyone with information as to Robert Cowles’ whereabouts is asked to call the Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3550.