UPDATE 2/13: It was revealed today that a body found on the beach in Samoa is in fact Jason's. More details here.
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Last Friday night, Arcata resident Jason Lovell told friends he was going to see a movie. No one has seen him since. He was reported missing by his coworkers at the HSU bookstore after he missed a couple shifts. A flyer has been circulated by friends around social media stating the following:
Distinguishing marks: Barcode tattoo on calf and cartoon elephants on bicep. Reddish-brown beard. Jason's hair is buzzed and he has a slight beer belly. He
has been couch surfing and has no apartment or house. He was last seen at 11:45 p.m. and did not return. He has not reported for two days of work. His car has remained untouched with his belongings in it. His phone is assumed off or dead and he has not posted to Facebook since Friday.
Please call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2424 if you have any information. Recovery effort email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UPDATE: A press release from the Arcata Police Department issued Wednesday states that "Lovell has a history of mental health issues and is considered at risk." The full release is below:
The Arcata Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Jason Francis Lovell, 32 of Arcata.
Lovell was reported missing on January 29th, 2013. He was last seen on the evening of January 25th in Arcata. Family and friends became concerned when Lovell failed to show up for work. His vehicle was found abandoned in the 1200 Blk of F St in Arcata. Lovell has a history of mental health issues and is considered at risk.
Lovell is described as a white male adult, 5’8” tall, weighing 150 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a short reddish brown beard.
Anyone who has seen Mr. Lovell or has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.
Loved ones have also set up a Facebook group to exchange information.