$1.5k reward to help find endangered man who may be in Wynwood area

MIAMI (WSVN) - A 23-year-old man who urgently needs medical attention has been missing for over a week in Miami-Dade County, and officials fear he is endangered.

According to the City of Miami Police, 23-year-old Jephthe Latortue (pronounced “Jeff thee”), has not been seen or heard from since he left his home on Oct. 24 at 9:00 p.m.

Police said Latortue suffers from a medical condition that has made him confused and disoriented.

A private investigator believes Latortue could be in the Downtown Miami, Wynwood or Design District areas. “He has no friends or acquaintances and is not carrying a working cellphone, but he may have access to the internet with a Wi-Fi device he has,” said the investigator.

Latortue is described as a black male who stands  5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and carrying a purple backpack.

His family is offering a $1,500 reward for his safe return.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Miami Police at 305-579-6111 or 305-447-0888.

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