A missing Ellsworth man was found Friday night in Niles.
Earlier Friday, Mahoning County Sheriff’s deputies and other police agencies were searching for Scott McCrory, 24, after he walked away from his North Palmyra Road home around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Family members said he’s a loner with a history of mental illness. They also said it’s not unusual for the young man to leave the house on his own but he has never been gone longer than a few hours.
“He gets upset about little things and he’ll just take off walking. It’s like he flips,” said Karen Tohm, McCrory’s mother.
Although he often walks off by himself, the family said he doesn’t have the best sense of direction.
“He gets lost very easy, and I think that’s what happened this time. He walked somewhere and he doesn’t know where he’s at and he’s confused and he needs help finding his way home,” Tohm said.
Officers on ATV’s and a helicopter searched the areas near McCrory’s home. The search was expanded to include a vacant house that family members said McCrory was known to frequent.
“I got out of the car and went into the woods and I yelled ‘Scott!’ I heard Scott, but I couldn’t make out what he was saying and I couldn’t see him, so I wasn’t for sure exactly where he was,” said his sister, Heather Wymer.
When no one had heard from McCrory by Thursday afternoon, family members contacted the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department. After being missing for two days, his loved ones feared the worst.
“Some people found him, did harm to him, that’s going through my head,” Tohm said.
His family pleaded for his safe return.
“I love you and I want you to come home and I hope you’re safe. And I miss you,” Wymer said.
“Oh Scotty I love you and I miss you and I just hope you’re OK. Come home. Just come home,” Tohm said.