Aloha man who was reported missing found safe

Aloha man who was reported missing found safe
Jorge Villa. Family photo.

Update, October 1: Deputies said Jorge Villa was located in Nashville, Tenn. where they said he went by himself for a short vacation. He was not in danger, they said.


Original story: 

ALOHA, Ore. – Sheriff deputies are asking the public for help to find a missing 22-year-old man who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.

Deputies say Jorge Villa was last seen at 8 a.m. Thursday. His family says that he left his home in the 17000 block of Washington Street to go shopping, which is his normal Thursday routine. But he failed to return at his usual time of 2 p.m. and did not call family members on his cellphone during the day, which is also his normal routine.

Family members are worried because they say this is the first time he hasn't returned home and no one has been able to reach him on his phone.

Deputies say Villa gets around by using public transportation but he has the mental abilities of a 10-year-old.

With the help of TriMet officials, deputies searched the Tanasbourne shopping area but were not successful, deputies say.

Villa was last seen wearing a white hoody sweatshirt with an unknown university symbol on the left shoulder. He was wearing Khaki shorts and blue converse shoes. He carried a dark colored backpack and a large Trader Joes shopping bag.

Villa is about 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen him or knows where he is asked to called the Washington County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 503-629-0111.