Search is on for missing man

MILFORD – State Fish and Game officers used photo equipment to search Railroad Pond last week after a car belong­ing to a missing man was found nearby.

Police say the last con­tact that the family of John H. Watkins, 23, had with him was on Christ­mas Eve in Merrimack.

The unoccu­pied vehicle was found in the First Congregational Church parking lot, which is adja­cent to the pond.

Milford Police Capt. Shawn Pel­letier said noth­ing significant turned up during the pond scan.

There have been no leads over the last three weeks, said Pelle­tier. Watkins’ fami­ly told police there had been "nothing too out of the ordi­nary" about him on Christmas Eve.

The missing man is described as thin – 5 feet, 4 inches and 100 pounds, with hazel eyes and long brown hair. He was said to be wearing a black shirt with a purple and white graphic design and black pants, and he may be wearing glasses.

Pelletier said he isn’t sure whether Watkins is employed. He has had some dealings with po­lice, but "nothing major."

"We are just asking the public if anyone has seen him," he said.

Anyone with informa­tion can call Milford Po­lice Detective Eric Wales