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Do you know who Sean is? Found

UPDATE 3/9/15 –   A detective who had been working on his case for several weeks, stated that after they fingerprinted Sean they were able to identified the man whose been in the Ahwatukee Valley for more than 20 years, and found out that his family is from Buffalo, New York and knows he is here in the Valley now. The man, whose name is actually Shawn, had a previous home address in the Valley and has a state ID.  No last name given. Shawn has been on the streets for about 20 years.  Shawn chose not to be be with his family and remains where he is now.UPDATE:  2/25/15 –  From follower:  “Just a note to let you all know that every single one of your links you have sent me, of who you think Sean is, has been sent to  They have responded to me and are looking at each and everyone of them, and also told me they have received a lot more from others.  So, know that NamUs is doing what they can to find out who Sean is.  Kudos to NamUs.”

Original story:  This photo above comes from the Missing Homeless Facebook page, as it was placed there asking for help to identify this man.

The post read:

“This is Sean. A poster has known him for several years and taken him food, clothes, and blankets. Sean is Special Needs. He can’t read or write and sounds like an 8 year old child when he talks. He recently told me that he is here because he got lost and can’t find his way home. He was on a Greyhound Bus to visit someone and got on the wrong bus at a rest stop. He’s been lost ever since. He thinks he’s from Springfield, Missouri. Someone has to be looking for him. He’s such a harmless, gentle soul. Please pray for him.”

Almost immediately a poster posted a photo of Sean White.  Although Sean White looked heavier than Homeless Sean, it could have been a match, especially taking into consideration that Sean White would have been homeless for 10 years.

It took about 24 hours before we all got the word through the News-Leader who has been following the story, that Sean White was not our Homeless Sean.  According to the News-Leader, Sean was found a short time later in 2004 and is currently living in a psychiatric hospital in Farmington.  Sean White’s brother confirmed he is there.

More research found that Sean White remained on the list as a MP by the police department and it was a mistake that the information had not been updated to show he had been found in 2004.

So, the search is back on for Sean.  Please share with everyone and let’s see if we can find out who this Sean is and help him reunite with his family.

5 thoughts on “Do you know who Sean is? Found

  1. There is also Springfield Oregon and since he is in Arizona, currently, I think a mistake in transportation could very well lead a couple of states south..

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