Sister travels to Florida to seek missing brother who may be living among the homeless
Age-Progression photo obtained to aid in search for man Missing 15 years
By: LostNMissing Inc
Christopher Vernon Hyde was 24 years old in 1999, at the time of his disappearance. Today he would be 43 years old. Hyde hasn't been seen since and his current whereabouts are unknown. Hyde was checked into Manatee Glens Hospital now known as Centerstone on June 25, 2003 after two weeks he was discharged and referred to The Salvation Army. He disappeared and never made it there. The sheriff's office told family that it is believed Hyde applied for a phone in 2012. However, the address used wasn't a real address and it's unknown if his identity was stolen.
His sister, Lila Karen Savoy, states "It has been extremely difficult in not knowing where my brother is and if he is safe, or if he needs medical attention. It's been too many years of searching, and we need to find him." Savoy will be traveling from Texas to Florida from October 16 - 28th to check as many homeless camps and shelters with the hopes of finding her brother.
According to tips received, a positive ID was made of a sighting of Christopher at a Shelter in mid 2003 in Sarasota. It was the last known sighting of him. Savoy asks, "If anyone believes they've spotted him, to try and take a cell photo to bookmark the location and call authorities."
LostNMissing, Inc, a nonprofit that assists families of missing, working with Savoy, hopes the public will share the information to help bring awareness to finding Hyde.
Cynthia Caron, nonprofit founder, says "We hope that Christopher can be located prior to his sister leaving Florida on October 21. Ideally they can be reunited before she needs to depart." She further adds, "It is our understanding that he may most likely be found in a shelter or homeless camps, or perhaps walking the streets." Posters have been circulated online and in numerous social network sites. An age progressed photo, to the age of 43, was done by the Broward County Sheriff Department. For more information see Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
If anyone has Information regarding the disappearance of Christopher Hyde, please contact Detective Steven Isbell of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office: Criminal Investigation Division in Bradenton, Florida
at (941) 747-3011 ext.2534