Authorities searching for missing man

Allen Cowan (Source: TPSO)
Allen Cowan (Source: TPSO)

PONCHATOULA, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing Ponchatoula man.

Allen Cowan, 58, has been missing since Sunday afternoon.  Authorities say he is bipolar and is in need of his medication.

Investigators say Cowan may have tried to hitchhike to New Orleans.

Cowan is 5'9" and weighs about 185 lbs.  He was last seen wearing jeans, a black hoodie, hiking boots and glasses.  Cowan has a large scar on his forehead.

Cowan's family says that he may become violent without his medication.

Foul play is not suspected.

If you know where Cowan is, call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-345-6150.

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