UK officials searching for Stephen Lathom (below) are expressing concern for the fate of the 36-year-old man who disappeared during the first week of April.
Stephen Robert Lathom hails from the St. Helens area and was last seen in that town's downtown center on Saturday April 2, 2016.
It's a place that he's known to frequently visit, although no one has sighted him there for nearly three weeks.
Police initially thought their missing man may have headed from St. Helens to London's Highgate district, but that doesn't seem to have been the case.
They're now concerned over Lathom's whereabouts and well-being, and are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.
Stephen Lathom is a 5-foot-6 Caucasian adult male, with brown hair and brown eyes. Family and friends say he almost always wears a baseball cap too.
Anyone who sees him, or who might know where he is and/or what happened to prevent him from returning home this month, is asked to alert investigators at 0151-777-6032 or to call 101.
The UK's charitable agency 'Missing People' is also involved in efforts to solve Lathom's missing persons case.
They can be reached at 116-000 or by emailing 116000[at]missingpeople[dot]org[dot]uk.