Note found inside missing man’s home
A note found at the home of a missing 20-year-old may indicate the autistic man wanted to die Sunday when he left his home in Kamas, the authorities say.
"Somebody who wants to commit suicide is one thing. Somebody who has the ability to commit suicide is another thing," Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Josh Wall said Tuesday. "The note explains he is leaving because he is not happy with his condition."
Kamas resident Justin Bailey was reported missing from the Meadowview Apartments at 530 S. 70 East at roughly 8 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies quickly accounted for several guns inside the home when the note was found, Wall said. "We accounted for every gun and tried to account for every knife," he said.
Searchers scoured the East Side Monday looking for Bailey.
"We’re making an appeal for anybody who might have seen our son," Justin’s father, Ray Bailey told reporters Monday. Justin Bailey suffers from autism and depression and has the mentality of a 7-year-old.
"He is about a 7-year-old in a very large body," the missing man’s father said.
His son is fascinated by weather systems and collects flashlights, Ray Bailey said.
"He doesn’t have the ability to reason," the father said.
Justin Bailey was reportedly wearing blue jeans, a grey and black T-shirt and black sneakers. He weighs about 120 pounds and is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Bailey has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Two confirmed sightings of the man were reported from the Oakley area, Wall said.
Because enough trained search personnel are available in Summit and Wasatch counties, the Sheriff’s Office has not requested help yet from volunteers.
Anyone with information about Bailey’s disappearance should contact dispatchers at (435) 615-3500.
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