SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The search for a Scottsdale man with autism is becoming increasingly desperate as the days since his disappearance turns into weeks.
Najib Monsif, a 20-year-old man better known as “Jubi,” was last seen on Sept. 23. His disappearance has spurred investigations from the Scottsdale Police Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The widespread search for Jubi has proved to be fruitless so far.
"I'm asking everyone to help find our angel,” his dad, Najib Monsif Sr., said in September. "He has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old child."
Jubi was last seen wandering around his home near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Via Linda.
“We need our angel back,” Monsif Sr. said. “We worry about him.”
Scottsdale police gave an update on Jubi's disappearance Thursday morning.
They continue to receive tips, leads and sightings of Jubi, but nothing has been valid.
Scottsdale police have received several hours of surveillance video from businesses in the area he was last seen but have not reported anything out of the ordinary.
Detectives continue to search Jubi's electronics and online presence in his gaming and social media accounts.
"He had told his mother that he was never going to see her again," said Detective John Heinzelman. "He told his brother who he games with that he was never going to see him again and then the following morning, he's missing."
Although Scottsdale police said they don't believe someone came into the house and abducted Jubi, they do believe someone could have influenced him in getting out of the neighborhood.
Anyone with information on his disappearance is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.
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