Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

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Urgently looking for a missing person last seen two weeks ago in downtown Santa Barbara.

He may be incoherent and/or distraught and in mental distress. His phone is not active.

If you have seen him, please see the attached flyer and call the numbers listed. For your safety, please do not approach him. Thank you.

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a-1631566626 Sep 13, 2021 01:57 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

Always call the police if you see a person reported missing like this, there have been cases where bad actors use missing flyers to locate a target who is not actually missing. Not saying that is the case here, but as a general rule, contact police, not other phone numbers.

forrealnews Sep 13, 2021 05:13 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

They would not be providing the police phone number if they were "bad actors" who would obviously not want the police involved. These flyers are often created by the police as well and purposefully give the family's info.

a-1631634422 Sep 14, 2021 08:47 AM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

Dangerous assumption. Why take the risk? You don't know this man. People have the right to go no-contact with their family should they choose, you and I know no details other than he is missing. Remember that motorcycle (trike?) guy from Lompoc that disappeared a few years ago, had the whole community looking over the sides of roads for him for awhile and when the police finally found him, it turned out he had purposefully disappeared and abandoned his old life. The police couldn't share his whereabouts or any details with the public or the family, because that was his personal right. It makes more sense to contact police, and IF he wants to be found, the police can get him in contact with his family. It's the only way to respect the rights and wishes of all parties when we know no other details.

forrealnews Sep 13, 2021 05:14 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

If this artist is him, and it looks like it is, he seems pretty disturbed https://www.instagram.com/mathew.howell.92/?hl=en Very talented though!

Ehdat Sep 14, 2021 10:19 AM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

Yes, judging by his art, he has some seriously disturbing mental issues and fixations that he passionately expressed. He definitely is tuned into pop culture tragedy.

ZeroHawk Sep 14, 2021 12:07 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

"he has some seriously disturbing mental issues and fixations" that's pretty heavy assessment. are you a psychologist?
See, as someone who loves pop art culture and art in general, i look at his work and just see art, colors, and modern images of pop culture. What you described would actually make me think the same about you, disturbing mental issues and fixations.

AwareHuman Sep 13, 2021 10:41 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

Well, calling ng the official police nonemergency number would be wise...this is a bit off since all the other posters list date of birth, not the age, as this one does and I've never seen "police service" ....it's always "police"....so, it may not be legit.

Suzi805 Sep 14, 2021 10:09 AM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

You people wayyyyy overthink things. Wayyyyy tooo much time on your hands. Just follow the directions of the post. contact the police if you see him. that's all that is required. Share the poster on social media if you feel like actually being helpful. YOUR SPECULATIONS are not useful. You're coming off as no-it-alls is really unbecoming. So while you are so bored, why not look inward and ask yourselves, what you can do to be a better human? Because talking crap about strangers in situations that do not involve you makes you look pathetic, and angry. Go volunteer your time doing something useful if you truly want to be a good citizen. Nemaste, bitches! :P

XXX2021 Sep 14, 2021 12:31 PM
Missing Person Last Seen in Santa Barbara

Thank you for your positive comment. I don't understand why people love to speculate. Like you said, it is not very helpful and what would be helpful is if these commenters share the information to their network vs. assuming if he is disturbed because of his art work. It's called art. Anyway, I can confirm that this is a legitimate missing person. I know the family very well. Thanks again to all the supportive commenters.

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