Search continues for missing Chicago pastor, Warren Beard, last seen in Joliet

An assistant pastor has been missing for five days and his family is leaving no stone unturned. 

Warren Beard, 53, was last seen July 2 in Joliet. 

He's described as being 6-feet-tall with brown eyes, is bald and has tattoos on both of his arms and back, according to Chicago police. 

"My husband goes to work. He comes home, he goes to work out and he goes to church. For the most part that's… that's what he does," said Beard's wife, Wanda. "..To not come home, he's never done that in all the years. We've been married 16 years." 

His family lives in Chicago, but Wanda said her husband attended college in Joliet and would occasionally come back to visit friends. He was last seen in the 400 block of North Broadway Street.

"There were other people there. He was there with a friend of his. But other than that, we don't know exactly how many people were in the house. We know that it was more. It wasn't just him. There were other people in the house, hanging out," she said. 

Warren drives a black Honda CRV with an Illinois tag that reads, "DY20511." It was spotted at a major intersection in Joliet – at Jefferson and Larkin at 10:24 p.m. Tuesday night, his wife said. 

His family has searched hospitals in the Joliet area as well.

Warren is a reverend at the New Israelite Missionary Baptist Church. He's also the Midwest Regional Director of Facilities for Preservation of Affordable Housing Communities. 

His wife said he hasn't been to work, his credit cards haven't been used and he hasn't been to one of the places he loves – his place of worship.

Anyone with more information on Beard's whereabouts is urged to call 911 or Area 2 SVU Detectives at 312-747-8274.