SALEM - The public is being asked to help find a missing East Liverpool man with mental health issues who walked away after being released from Salem Community Hospital on June 10 and hasn't been seen since.
Donald T. McCauley, 44, was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. He wears glasses with thick lenses and has tattoos on each arm, with the word "slayer" on his right arm and a snake on his left arm.
Salem police Detective Dave Talbert said McCauley was a Columbiana County mental health patient who was staying at the Kendall House, a mental health facility on the Counseling Center campus off state Route 154 in Lisbon. He had been taken by ambulance to the SCH emergency room for some health issues on June 10 and was treated and released the same day.
According to Talbert, McCauley had called the Kendall House after his release and people there made arrangements for him to be picked up by a cab. After an hour, he called the Kendall House again and said he was tired of waiting for the cab and was just going to walk back to Lisbon. He never arrived and has not been heard from or seen since that date.
Salem Police did not receive a report about him being missing until June 21 and he was entered into the Ohio Attorney General's missing persons site and the National Missing Unidentified Persons system, a national data base.
An initial call about him being missing had been made to Lisbon police and Lisbon police referred them to Salem police. Talbert said he didn't know anything about the report until Wednesday and started following up.
"We've made contact with family and they have not seen him. He has had no contact with law enforcement," Talbert said, adding he receives Social Security compensation through mental health and has not received it since being missing.
A followup appointment with a doctor was not kept, either. Talbert said he was told McCauley suffers from various mental illnesses, hallucinates and hears voices, and can be very violent. He was told that other people have left the area and ended up somewhere else, but he would not be able to do that.
"He would stick out in a crowd and he draws attention no matter where he is," Talbert said a case worker told him.
If anyone has seen him, heard from him or knows where he is, they should contact the Salem Police at 337-7811.