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San Diego Police search for at-risk missing 24-year-old

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Mar 24, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are asking for help locating an at-risk 24-year-old man who disappeared Tuesday.

According to the department, Jhovany Hidalgo Reyes was last seen leaving for a jog near the 1100 block of Alonda Court in Sorrento Valley on March 22.

“Things like this don’t happen. I know he wouldn’t take off and wander," said Michelle Hidalgo Reyes, Jhovany's sister.

Michelle said her brother usually runs around the Sorrento Valley and nearby Mira Mesa areas.

“He’s very athletic. He goes for three or four hours, goes every day... changes it up sometimes, goes through the mountains sometimes like the hiking trails and stuff," she said.

But after several hours of no return, Michelle began to worry.

She filed a missing persons report Wednesday morning.

“It’s not like him for him to go missing for so long and not notify my parents, me, and my spouse," she said.

Michelle said friends and family began looking for him the day after he disappeared.

They formed search parties and scoured hiking trails. They also posted missing person fliers on stores and handed them out to neighbors.

“We’ve talked to everybody in the community. We’ve gone to places he usually, frequently visits… nothing," Michelle said.

Friday, SDPD scoured the area using a helicopter. Search and rescue teams also combed the neighborhood with K-9s.

Despite fearing the worst, Michelle said she's not giving up until her brother is back home.

“I know he’s out there somewhere and I just want him home safe and sound. It’s honestly the most horrible thing not knowing where your family member’s at," she said.

Jhovany is described as six feet, three inches tall with short, brown hair and brown eyes. According to police, he is clean-shaven and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt.

Reyes is considered at-risk. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego Police communication division and reference case number 22-500249.