MILO – Police are still searching for a missing man last seen before the new year.
The search for 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson continues as Milo police officers are facing roadblocks trying to find him.
According to Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel, Johnson was last seen December 29 in the evening near Elaine’s Cafe in Milo.
“Cevonte’s family haven’t seen or heard from him in several days. He was last seen with a group of people in a local house and he just never went home,” Chief Pickel said.
He said so far the police have used drone footage and local town surveillance footage of Milo and the Sebec River Bridge area.
“He hasn’t been home, he hasn’t been in any of his friends’ homes. We’re not sure where he could be, he could be in an abandoned home, he could have found a place to try and stay warm, we’re just not sure where he is, so there is that concern also,” he said.
One Milo resident who did not want to be on camera said Cevonte could be out of the Milo area and urges the police department to extend their search out of the Milo area.
Over the past week, there have been dozens of Facebook posts raising awareness of his disappearance.
Nonetheless, Chief Pickel said time is of the essence as Cevonte hasn’t had access to his medication and his mental health is at risk.
“He has not had his medications now in over a week, and it’s possible that prior to that he had been off his medications as well which is going to definitely how it’s going to affect how he’s walking around and interacting with other people,” he said.
He urged anyone with information to call the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 564-3304.