Family, friends searching for missing man with Asperger’s
Jarrett Bortscher, 18, is shown in an undated image. Supplied.
Published Monday, September 24, 2012 6:17PM MDT
A local family is asking for help in finding a young man, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and hasn’t been seen since Sunday night.
They’re searching for Jarrett Bortscher, 18, who was last seen at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the Duggan area, when he left home to go for a walk.
According to the family, in addition to Asperger’s Syndrome, Bortscher also suffers from catatonia.
Bortscher was just released from hospital, and has missed several rounds of medication – so there’s a chance he could end up in a catatonic state somewhere.
His family said Jarrett was last seen wearing dark blue sweat pants, a t-shirt, and blue runners with silver trim.
He was not wearing a jacket, and did not have identification, a bus pass, or money with him.
Anyone with information on Bortscher’s whereabouts is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).