Carl DeBrodie, a Fulton man who has very little ability to speak and a mental disability, has been missing since Monday.
He wandered out of a Fulton group home Monday morning around 7:00. Second Chance Homes of Fulton owned the group home when Debrodie went missing. There are now new owners, but they were expected to take over before he disappeared.”
His step-father, Larry Summers, said Wednesday he was told that Debrodie walked out of the home past employees who did not stop him.
Fulton police have issued another statement to the public about their search efforts. You can read the entire statement below:
“The Fulton Police Department wishes to thank the public in their continuing efforts assisting with the search for Carl DeBrodie who has been missing since Monday, 4/17/2017. Fulton Police, Fulton Fire, Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Callaway Sheriff’s Office have been coordinating search efforts on the ground and by following leads from citizens. The investigation remains fluid and has involved agencies outside the Central Missouri area as we attempt to locate Carl DeBrodie through multiple sources. We still ask for the public’s help in looking on their own property and buildings in the Callaway County and surrounding areas.
Officers have searched on foot, used drones, and utilized a tracking canine. Areas around the last known location DeBrodie was reported to have been were searched multiple times without any trace of him.
Officers have followed up on nearly 100 leads and the scope of the investigation has expanded to include a dedicated squad of investigators from Callaway County who are working continuously to resolve this case.
We are asking anyone with information about DeBrodie to please call Fulton Police or your local law enforcement agency.”
A group of volunteers will be searching for Debrodie Wednesday night all through the weekend. They will be searching new areas and going over ones police already searched with a fresh eye. Shellea Young and Kimmy Bodle organized the search Wednesday.
Young said that even though they don’t know DeBrodie personally, he’s still part of the Fulton community.
“It’s heart wrenching to think that he’s out there alone and that we can’t do anything for him,” said Young. “This is what we can do, is get out and look for one of our own.”