Russell Burnett

FRANKLIN — Maine State Police say they are joining an investigation into the disappearance of a 48-year-old man from eastern Maine.

Police say 48-year-old Russell Burnett was last seen in February walking about a half mile from his home in the morning hours. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Maine Warden Service have also been involved in the case.

A relative reported Burnett missing. Police say members of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and the Evidence Response Team have also been at Burnett’s home on Monday looking for evidence.

Police ask that anyone who has seen Burnett or may have information about his whereabouts call state police at 207-973-3700.