Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 | We are writing to ask the good citizens of San Diego County for help. Our 38-year-old son, Michael Resch, has a mental illness and requires medication. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, he was improperly discharged on August 3rd without money, medicine, clothes (other than on his back), or a place to go. He is under a court appointed conservatorship. He is a bright, intelligent, sweet and kind man but may not seek help and therefore his family is asking that you look at his picture and be on the lookout for him.
He is about 155 pounds, 5’10”, brown hair and eyes and at least as of August 3rd was in excellent health and physical condition. Although English is his primary language he is fluent in Spanish as well. We have made every effort to locate him for his own protection and can only imagine how he has been able to survive on the streets for the past two weeks.
For the past three years, Michael has been in a treatment program in La Mesa. He is likely to still be in the San Diego area, perhaps as far away as Ramona or Oceanside on the north, or in the downtown area. He has been a volunteer in San Diego at the Salvation Army and is a certified veterinarian assistant. Since Michael grew up in the Los Angeles area, there is a slight chance that he may have found his way back to the Westside of Los Angeles.
Without medication, Michael’s ability to make proper decisions for himself will be affected. We have hired a private detective who has been working tirelessly to locate him for the past two weeks. We filed a missing persons report with the police and circulated fliers. If you see him please contact Doug Atkin at 310-418-7778.
Your efforts are very much needed and appreciated.
The Family of Michael Resch