A mentally ill 46-year-old man who was living in a Mullica Township boarding house has disappeared, and his family is asking for help finding him. Gearld O’Bryant’s social worker gave Bryant money and put him on a bus to Camden for a visit with family Oct. 11 and he hasn’t been heard from since, said niece Nyzia Easterling, of Camden.

“It’s not like him. He calls his mom every few hours,” Easterling said. She said his cell phone has gone straight to voice mail since Oct. 11.

Easterling said people reported seeing him at the Camden transportation center after the bus arrived, but the last known sighting of him was by the social worker as he entered the bus.

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Township police Detective Chris Silva is working on the missing person’s case, she said.

O’Bryant is about 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 270 pounds and is missing a front tooth, Easterling said. He is schizophrenic and bipolar, and requires a lot of medication. Since he has not had medication in some time, he may be a danger to himself or others, she said.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue and white sneakers, and a gray hoodie, she said.

If you have information about O’Bryant’s whereabouts, call the Mullica Township Police Department at 609-561-7600 ext. 121 or Easterling at 609-922-4705.

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