Tony Reed
Del Norte Triplicate

The family of Max Greenfield, 26, missing since March, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can lead them directly to him, whether he is dead or alive.

Sister Tonya Brown said the Sheriff’s Office is following every lead but has not any lucrative tips.

“I don’t know if he overdosed or if he was killed,” she said by phone Monday, noting that it’s been nine weeks since the family heard from him.

Brown explained Greenfield had been in heroin rehab, working with a doctor and taking medication. Brown said Greenfield had gone through detoxification about seven months before he went missing.

She also said Greenfield’s father, who lived in Martinez, had been become sick and was dying, which may have prompted him to leave. His father died in April.

“He’s not very self-sufficient,” Brown said. She said he carried a cell phone but never used the number, only the Facebook messenger.

Brown said he left the home without his medication, identification or food stamps.

“He caught a ride to the casino and got picked up,” she said.

Brown said he got kicked out of the Lucky Seven Casino for not having an ID and he walked off with another subject and was not heard from again.

In April, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office released security camera footage from the casino, showing Greenfield talking to another man before walking out of camera range. In a press release video, DNSO Sgt. Daniel Schneck said the other subject had been questioned and released. Searches of the Smith River area ensued, including one that covered eight miles of the Pacific shoreline.

In the video, Greenfield was last seen carrying a duffel bag, wearing a dark jacket and a stocking cap. Brown said it appeared he only packed enough for an overnight trip. She said after the reports went out that he was missing, a female friend of Greenfield’s contacted her, saying he was on his way to her house but never arrived.

“His mom and I were his lifeline,” Brown said, noting he rarely left home. “He would never go more than 36 hours without contacting us.”

She said he is a calm person and not violent. He is described as being six feet tall, weighing around 150 pounds, with dark hark and a skeleton key tattoo on his left forearm.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven said the case is still active and a couple warrants have been served. No arrests have been made. Detectives could not be reached as of press time.

Anyone with information should contact the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at 707-465-2468 or the Curry County Sheriff’s Office at 541-247-3242. To contact Brown directly, email tontonstylin@gmail.com .

Reach Tony Reed at treed@triplicate.com .

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