Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Eastampton Township Police Chief Joseph Iacovitti are seeking help from the public to locate two mentally handicapped men who walked away from an Eastampton group home late last year.
Joseph Brockington, 56, and Juan Garcia, 58, left the group home on West Railroad Avenue on November 1, 2018 and have not been seen or heard from since. An earlier plea for public assistance by the Eastampton Township Police Department did not produce information on their whereabouts. Both men are diabetic and did not have their medication when they left.
“We are concerned about the safety and well-being of these two individuals,” Chief Iacovitti said. “We are asking members of the public to contact law enforcement immediately if they come across either of them, or believe that they have seen them recently.”
Brockington is African-American, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans. Garcia is Hispanic, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat and black pants.
Both men were known to have enjoyed walking to the Wawa store located at the intersection of Route 38 and Route 206 in Southampton. They may not be carrying identification, and may not be receptive to having a conversation with someone who approaches them.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Eastampton Township Police Detective Doug Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-261-1717, or the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office at email@example.com or 609-265-5035.