Reporting Christie Ileto
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ)–The search continues for a missing Owings Mills man. Baltimore County Police say he’s been missing for more than a week after he disappeared from a group home.
Christie Ileto spoke with James White’s family.
For Rosanna Miles and Addie Badgley, Thursday means day nine and no sign of their disabled brother.
“It’s been very hard,” said Badgley.
Baltimore County Police are searching for 64-year-old James White, who was reported missing Feb. 27 in the 9200-block of Leigh Choice Court. Police say they have few leads.
“We don’t know what to do, what to say,” Miles said.
Police say last Wednesday, staff at an Owings Mills group home that White was staying at, found their front door wide open in the early morning hours.
It’s unclear which direction White went.
White’s family says he was disabled in a fire as an infant and never had the ability to speak.
He even suffers from seizures.
“He cannot express himself to say ‘Let me go. I’m lost!’ He cannot even give his name,” Miles said.
Detectives say that makes finding White even tougher.
“Some of the resources that our detectives will use to try to track a person who is missing simply don’t exist,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police. “For example, he doesn’t have a cell phone or a credit card.”
The group home White was staying at is asking for the public’s help. White’s sisters are now giving a $5,300 reward to anyone who can give information for a safe return.
“Certainly be an incentive for people to pay attention, for people to say ‘Yes, I remember seeing him on so-and-so street,’” Miles said.
In the meantime, all his sisters can do is wait and hope that day 10 will bring home their brother.
His family says White is 5’7,” 186 pounds with brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with white lettering, a black jacket and gray dress pants.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Franklin Precinct at 410-887-6975 or Police Communications at 410-307-2020.