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Missing Gainesville mans family offers reward
Kapiloff was last seen Tuesday afternoon
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Taylor Gaines Kapiloff

Crime Stoppers tip line: 770-503-3232

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

Taylor Gaines Kapiloff was last seen Tuesday at 3 p.m. Kapiloff stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

The Gainesville man was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants and black Polo jacket.

“We are very concerned about our son, and we love him so very much. We are very anxious to learn more about Taylor’s whereabouts,” Lakewood Baptist Church senior pastor Tom Smiley wrote in an email on behalf of the man’s family. “We want him to know that he is very loved and needed, and it is so very important that he return home.”

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, along with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club search and rescue team, have searched for Kapiloff with more than 40 volunteers, Smiley wrote.

Smiley and his church’s members have offered support and prayer in the family’s time of need.

“We want Taylor to know that we need him home,” Smiley wrote.

Smiley wrote that the family is offering a reward for information regarding Kapiloff, but an amount has not been determined at this time.

“Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude for so many who have been such a tremendous support,” Smiley wrote.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers at 770-503-3232.

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