Former MTV VJ Jesse Camp Found Alive After Going Missing
Former MTV VJ Jesse Camp has been found alive after going missing earlier this month, California's Riverside Police Department confirmed in a tweet Tuesday (July 24).
"Josiah 'Jesse' Camp is no longer considered missing. He was contacted by a local law enforcement agency a short time ago and not in need of any assistance. His family has been notified. No further information will be released," the RPD wrote with images of Camp.
The former VJ's sister Marisha confirmed on July 19 in a series of Instagram stories that her brother had gone missing. She noted that he was depressed but not suicidal leading up to his disappearance.
“I can’t begin to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern and support after my brother Jesse went MIA,” she wrote in an Instagram story. “He truly has the most beautiful friends from all walks of life, and he is SO LOVED.”
Marisha added: “Jesse was last seen in California last week but has not reached out to us yet. What he needs more than anything is kindness and love… Please keep him in your prayers. If you see him, please let him know that many, many people care.”
The RPD noted on its Facebook page as the investigation began: “There does not appear to be anything suspicious at this time regarding Jesse being missing other than his ceased contact with family and friends.”
"Jesse's family is concerned and would like to make contact with him. If you see or know of his whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency so his welfare can be checked and family notified," authorities added.
Jesse won MTV's "Wanna Be a VJ" contest in 1998 while he was homeless.
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