Mother Of Missing OKC Man Talks To News 9


Friday, May 4th 2012, 8:03 pm
By: News 9


The search is on for a metro man who's been missing for almost two months.

John Eaton was last seen March 15 in northwest Oklahoma City and now police and his family are asking for your help in finding him.

Eaton's family is devastated and looking for answers. His mother, Linda, says John was living in a sober living house.

"Ambulance was called for him. He was overdosing on alcohol. That was March 16th," said Linda.

The 40-year-old father of two was allegedly taken to OU Medical Center and released a few hours after being treated.

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"Knowing they booted him out the door when he was semi-coherent, he could've had memory loss, not know our phone number," Linda said. "He's never done this. I don't care if it's eight in the morning or three in the morning, he's always called me."

Linda feels bad for people who call police to report a missing person. She says she believes the police department did not take her seriously for two months.

"I do believe it's because I told them I have family members on the police force."

Regardless, the family hopes someone has seen John.

"If he's listening, we want him to come back home. We miss him. We're all worried."

Because of privacy laws protecting patients, OU Medical Center cannot confirm whether they treated John Eaton on the dates the family says.

Again, police say he went missing March 15 and they sent a media release a month ago. If you've seen or heard from Eaton, call police.