Santa Barbara City College special needs student Cary Lynch, who was reported missing on May 16, has yet to be found despite numerous sightings.
According to a press release sent out by the Lynch family, his mother and several neighbors have approached the student but the 20-year old did not respond to them, possibly due to a state of shock. Authorities are asking anyone who sees Lynch or has any information about his location to call emergency dispatch immediately.
Lynch’s mother Wendy Lynch asked for the community’s help in returning her son safely as she said he is dehydrated and in desperate need of his medication. This affliction has caused him to forget his name frequently and put him in an apparent psychotic state, according to the press release.
“I am asking for our whole community to come together and launch a search for Cary who is usually very kind and loving; please help by driving throughout SBCC college area, Santa Barbara and State Street to locate my son,” Lynch said in the press release. “When you are a parent of a special needs child you are a parent for life. With the community’s help we can all bring Cary to safety.”