Bensalem man with schizophrenia missing

Posted: March 06, 2013

POLICE are searching for a Bensalem man missing more than five weeks.

Marcian Newman, 35, who resides with his parents on Arrowood Drive, was wearing dark clothes and a hat when he left the house on the night of Jan. 27, said his stepfather, Dual Yordy.

Although Newman has been diagnosed as having schizophrenia, Yordy said, he had been doing well.

"We don't understand - everything seemed fine," said Yordy. "He's schizophrenic, but he's been having real good results. . . . He was bragging about how great everything was, then all the sudden, bam! He's gone."

Newman's mother, Sondra Yordy, is concerned because her son does not have his medication.

"That's what worries me," she said. "I don't know where he went; I don't know where he can be."

She described her son as quiet and isolated. His case manager told her that Newman never spoke of having friends, she said.

Sondra Yordy said she has posted fliers throughout the area. Despite a few tips, police have no leads.

"We're very limited in our investigation because it's not like we can put a track out," said Bensalem Police Sgt. Andrew Aninsman. "We don't know where he would've [gone]."

Anyone with information on Newman's whereabouts should call the Bensalem Police Special Victims Unit at 215-633-3719.


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