Search continues for 71-year-old autistic man missing from Pierce Township

Search continues for 71-year-old autistic man missing from Pierce Township
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 12:34 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 5:28 PM EST
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PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Police are asking for help to find a missing autistic man.

Thomas Mills, 71, was last seen around 8 a.m. Tuesday leaving his home at the Amelia Court Apartments on W. Ohio Pike, according to the Pierce Township Police Department.

Mills, who police say suffers from a delayed mental capacity, has gray hair and blue eyes.

He is described as 4′11″ and weighs 118 pounds, according to police.

Mills was wearing a black jacket at the time he was last seen, and police think he might be on foot.

Police used drones and dogs to try and find Mills Wednesday, but those efforts came up empty.

Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Benne says there has been no lack of help from the community.

“We’ve had great support from the community,” said Benne. “That’s going to be welcomed as we go a little further into this even more. But neighbors, Tommy is loved in this area that he stays in. So, his neighbors have been out searching with us.”

Benne says search teams went around the area Thursday to spread the word about Mills’ disappearance.

“We’re going door to door in the businesses in our area, as well as, some of the residents that have been behind Kroger’s and that type of area right now,” said Benne. “We do have some flyers that we’re able to post and hand out to some of the residents just to check and see if they’ve seen him.”

Friday is Mills’ 72nd birthday and his family and friends hope he is found so they can celebrate together.

Call the Pierce Township Police Department at 513-752-4100 or call the Clermont County Communications Center at 513-732-2231 if you have information on Mills’ whereabouts.

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