September 10, 2013 - 9:49 AM
UPDATE: A Kelowna teen reported missing last Friday has now been found
9 a.m. September 12, 2013
Police are thanking both the media and public for their assistance in locating 18-year-old Jonah Bohn, reported missing by his family September 6. Bohn fled his home on rollerblades after refusing to take medication for his schizophrenia. Police say Bohn was found safe and sound.
12 p.m. September 9, 2013
A local family is looking for their teenage son who left home after refusing to take medicine for his schizophrenia.
Jonah Bohn, 18, disappeared just before 9 p.m. last Friday, last seen on his rollerblades leaving his residence on the 1700 block of Smithson Drive. His family say a verbal dispute turned into a physical confrontation when Bohn refused to take monthly medication prescribed to treat his schizophrenia.
Bohn was recently diagnosed with the disorder and is susceptible to highly agitated and unstable behaviour. He has the potential to harm himself or others and requires immediate medical attention.
His family say he has some history of disappearing, since the diagnosis, and tends to hang out in the downtown area.
RCMP Const. Kris Clark says it's not the first time Bohn's family has struggled to help him with the medication.
“Sometimes, from my understanding, you get to the point where you feel you're okay, you stop take medication and that's when your symptoms occur, that seems to be the cycle here," Clark says.
Police are providing the following description to help locate Bohn:
- 5’10” tall and 180 lbs with a stocky build
- Short brown hair
- Brown eyes
- Last seen wearing a brown hoodie with white design, light blue jeans and rollerblades/grey shoes
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Bohn is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.
To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at email@example.com or call (250)718-0428.
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