SKOWHEGAN — Police are looking for man who disappeared after leaving a local tavern early Saturday morning.

Jeff Godin of Skowhegan had been drinking at the South Side Tavern near the Margaret Chase Smith Bridges and friends said Thursday they fear the worst.

The 42-year-old Godin has not been to work, has not returned to his Beech Street home, and left his dog, Taz, behind, said his longtime friend Sarah MacMichael.

“He always tells people where he’s going — he wouldn’t have gone camping or hiking without his dog,” MacMichael said. “I think he’s hurt. He would never leave that dog unattended.”

She has posted flyers in Skowhegan alerting people to Godin’s disappearance.

Godin’s mother, Judean Godin, reported her son missing to police on Wednesday, Skowhegan Deputy Police Chief Dale Lancaster said Thursday.

“The mother said she would speak to her son on a regular basis,” Lancaster said.

The last time she talked to him was 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, and the last time he was reported seen was when the bar closed at 1 a.m. Saturday, Lancaster said.

He said Skowhegan police will send flyers with Godin’s picture on them to other law enforcement agencies statewide. Police also are conducting interviews with people who know or work with Godin and are contacting the Maine Warden Service to help in a possible search of the area.

Godin was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Half Step Down” printed on it. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Skowhegan police asked that anyone with information of Godin to call them at 474-6908.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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