Missing Texas Man With Medical Condition Found Dead

Lorenz Duchamps
By Lorenz Duchamps
June 20, 2020US News
Missing Texas Man With Medical Condition Found Dead
Elijah Scott, 20, who was reported missing in Texas on June 17, in a file photo. (San Antonio Police Departmen)

Texas authorities confirmed a missing 20-year-old man from San Antonio was found dead on Friday.

Elijah Scott was diagnosed with a medical condition and was listed as a “missing endangered person” on June 17 after he had been missing for two days, the San Antonio Police Department said in a news release.

Officials said on Friday Scott’s body has been located, but details on where he was found have not been provided. The department added that they don’t suspect foul play.

Scott was last seen near Northeast Parkway on June 15 and authorities said he could be “anywhere in the state of Texas.”

Authorities activated a statewide CLEAR Alert on June 17, which is similar to an Amber Alert, but for an adult.

A CLEAR Alert—or a Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue Alert program—was set up in 2019 and is “designed to close the gap between missing children and senior citizens,” according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“The CLEAR alert assists law enforcement in locating and rescuing missing, kidnapped, or abducted adults or adults who are in immediate danger of injury or death, as well as aid in locating any potential suspects,” the statement reads.

The department released public information on what represents a CLEAR Alert criterion for the state’s network:

  • Is the individual 18 to 64 years of age, whose whereabouts are unknown?
  • Has a preliminary investigation verified the adult is in imminent danger of bodily injury or death or is the disappearance involuntary such as an abduction or kidnapping?
  • Is the clear alert request within 72 hours of the individual’s disappearance?
  • Is sufficient information available to disseminate to the public to help locate the individual, a suspect, or the vehicle used in the incident?
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