Dallas PD Asks For Public's Help Finding Mentally Ill Man Missing Since Last Week
According to the police report, Yerby went missing from a foster home on Sleeth Street, near Marsalis and Ann Arbor, sometime Thursday afternoon. Says the report, he disabled the lock to a security gate and just walked right out -- which is no good, since Yerby "is diagnosed with Asperger's, bi-polar and mild mental retardation," per DPD's account. And Yerby's done this before: His foster parents reported him missing and told police "he has left before from previous foster caretakers."
Per DPD, he's "high-functioning" but in desperate need of his medication. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dallas Police Missing Persons Squad at (214) 671-4316 or (214) 671-4268.
Update at 2 p.m. Tuesday: Senior Corporal Gerardo Monreal, a DPD spokesman, reports today that "Endangered missing person Brandon Yerby was located at a friend's home yesterday afternoon."