ROSELAWN, Ohio (WLWT) – A man who suffers with autism has been missing for 10 days from a town just outside of Cincinnati.
Search crews with Texas Equusearch Ohio’s Midwest Chapter canvased the neighborhood Saturday trying to track down Robert Boremski, 52.
CincinnatiPpolice listed Boremski as a critical missing person after he walked away from his group home June 13.
Volunteers scoured the woods and walked the streets near Summit Road, hoping to spot him.
"It’s been 10 days now so, but I’m still hopeful because Rob is extremely resourceful, he’s very intelligent, he is an amazing man," Halo Inc. caretaker Cheryl Howard said.
Howard told WLWT that Boremski walked away from his group home while his caretaker was in the bathroom, seemingly vanishing into thin air.
"He has been missing in the past, but typically it’s been very short. And he’s come home on his own," said Jennie Flowers, a director of the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.
Crews have been looking in the neighborhood since Wednesday, but say this urban area poses some challenges.
"It’s not like it’s an all woods scenario. So you really have to look at the mapping and see what you’re up against," David Rader of Texas Equusearch said.
Howard has known Boremski for more than 20 years and said she is worried not knowing if he is hurt or hungry.He hasn’t had his medication in 10 days.
"This man is more than just someone we provide supports to, he’s a part of our family, we love him, and there’s a relationship there," Howard said.
A witness spotted Boremski just three days ago near his home, wearing rolled up blue jeans and a white T-shirt, looking lost and disheveled.It’sing those searching faith that they will find him.
"Just hopeful that we’ll see some sign of him and bring him home," Flowers said. "Know that we love you and we want you to come home," Howard said.
Boremski does not like to be touched. Anyone who sees him is urged to contact Cincinnati police at 513-765-1212.