Update: Missing Long Beach man found

Update: Officers found Clark at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.5, unharmed near the intersection of Wardlow Road and Atlantic Avenue, about six miles from where he went missing, according to police. Clark was reunited with his mother.

A 25-year-old autistic and mute man went missing today in Long Beach.

Davontay Marquise Clark was last seen about 8 a.m. in the 600 block of West Third Street, a couple of blocks away from Golden Park, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Clark is mentally impaired and has moderate-to-severe autism, but knows how to use buses and trains, according to police.

They circulated a photo of Clark, who is described as Black, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white T-shirt, dark blue boxers, and red and white Fila shoes.

Authorities encouraged anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Missing Persons Detail at 562-570-7246 or police dispatch at 562-435-6711. Those wishing to report anonymously
can call 800-222-TIPS.

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  1. Is there any family contact information that we can get for this? I would rather reach out to them first, as they would better know how to talk to him and help him out.

    I’d worry that cops would just escalate the situation, and seeing the history of how cops dont know how to handle neurodivergent folks of color, its very likely.

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