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Laurel County Family Worried, Searching For Missing Teen With Mental Health Issues

Posted at 7:47 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 22:36:26-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Laurel County family is concerned about a teen with mental health issues who’s been missing since Monday.

Christopher Andrews was last seen in Lexington and they say he could be heading towards Cincinnati.

“Chris is 6’3 and he weighs around 240 pounds,” said Andrews’ legal guardian Michelle Davis.

Davis says the 18-year-old was living in Harlan when he was apparently brought to Lexington this past Monday by two of his classmates from the Appalachian Challenge Academy.

“We thought he had been at the Hope Center this whole entire time, until yesterday,” said Davis.

That’s when Davis says she found out he actually left right after being dropped off.

And without taking his medications, his mental health issues, could put him in a lot danger.

“He has been diagnosed with bi polar, ADHD, ODD,” said Davis.

Saturday night, Christopher’s family has some leads.

A call he made on Monday to a friend, led them to a shell gas station in Lexington.

Davis says an employee there remembers him.

“He told them he was homeless and there were two men here with a truck and a trailer. One was a Mexican and I don’t know what nationality that the other man was,” said Davis.

Then she says he got into their truck.

“She said that they got diesel fuel that night and they told him they would give him a ride to Cincinnati and pay for his room. Then they would drop him off in Louisville on Tuesday,” said Davis.

All christopher’s family can do now is hope and pray that he is found unharmed.

Davis says the family has filed a missing persons report with the Lexington Police. Anyone with information on Christopher’s whereabouts is asked to call police.