Debra Blaylock is desperately hoping someone will find her missing son.
Aaron Lynn Blaylock, 35, of Burlington, who suffers from mental illness and takes medication, left home a week ago, his mother said.
A Silver Alert was issued for Aaron on Sept. 8, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Aaron was last seen about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 7 in the area of Valley and Forestwood Park roads in Sanford, a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post said.
A deputy responding to a report of a suspicious person spoke with Aaron. The interaction was recorded on the deputy’s body camera, Blaylock said.
At that time, Aaron was wearing black and white shorts, a short-sleeved yellow-striped button-up shirt and a baseball cap.
Blaylock said she last spoke with Aaron about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
She tried to call him the next day, but he never answered the phone.
Blaylock went to her son’s nearby home that evening and found his 2002 four-door Honda Accord missing, she said.
Inside, the television was on and Aaron’s service dog, his constant companion, was there, too.
On Friday, Aaron’s car was found along the 6300 block of Steele Bridge Road, but there was no sign of him, Blaylock said.
She doesn’t know why Aaron left home.
He was diagnosed at 19 with schizophrenia, Blaylock said, and is fine as long as he has his medication.
But it’s been more than a week, Blaylock said, and she’s unsure what may have happened to him. Aaron suffers from anxiety, too, she said.
Aaron has no money with him, his mother said, and is not aggressive or dangerous.
“He’s very passive,” Blaylock said.
Aaron is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 156 pounds. He has salt-and-pepper hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who has information as to Aaron’s whereabouts or see him should call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.