Friends are beginning their search for a missing veteran who disappeared north of Lake Pleasant on June 21.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Joseph Thomas Casey went missing on June 21 at the north end of Lake Pleasant around 4:30 p.m.

[PICTURE: 34-year-old Joseph Thomas Casey]

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Casey was seen getting into an unknown dark-colored vehicle after his 2005 Jeep Wrangler broke down.

He was attempting to get a ride out of the desert to get help.

[MAP: Last known location of 34-year-old Joseph Thomas Casey]

MCSO said he has not been seen or heard from since.

Casey is described as a 5-foot-8-inch white male, weighing 185 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a stars-and-stripes shirt, grey basketball shorts and tennis shoes.

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[PDF: Flyer for missing 34-year-old Joseph Thomas Casey]

According to a Facebook event, Casey's friends have organized a search party Wednesday morning.

MCSO is asking for anyone with information on Casey's whereabouts to call 602-876-8477.

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