An Oregon City man was last seen 11 days ago on his 35th birthday, but after he said goodnight to his family, Adrien Chase was never heard from again, according to his family.
Oregon City police say they now consider Chase a missing and endangered person.
His family tells FOX 12 that on Dec. 5 Chase went out with his friends, ate cake with his cousin and made plans to go out to a movie that weekend. He then went to bed, but not before writing this in his journal:
"The last entry that night said, 'I had a great birthday, it's gonna be a great year,'" said his mother, Joellen Kuhl.
His friends think that the 35-year-old, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, may have gone out later that night to Atkinson Park like he so often does when he can't sleep to look at the stars.
A group of people searched the park Monday afternoon, posting fliers wherever they could.
Their fear is that something may have happened to him on that walk.
"If he was out walking, that park has a steep cliff, and could have fallen down," said Kuhl. "We just have a lot of questions, you know, it's hard. It's horrible not knowing."
"He left his phone at home and he hasn't taken any money out of his account, no one's gotten any emails, or had communication with him since that time that we know of," she said.
Oregon City police have also checked out the railroad tracks and several cliff side locations across the town but say they haven't found any sign of Chase.
On Monday, they got a tip he might be with a group of unidentified homeless people near the area of Southeast 122nd and Powell Boulevard, but weren't able to find him.
His mother, who lives in New York, is now preparing to fly across the country to join in the search for her son.
"Just not knowing where he is, it's hard, parents aren't supposed to lose their children," said Kuhl.
Police say Chase is also in need of his medication which helps with his bi-polar disorder, and that too was left at his cousin's house in Oregon City.
Chase is a white male about 5'8" tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is reported to frequently use public transportation to the Portland Metro area.
Chase may be wearing cream-colored tattered jeans and gray/white tennis shoes.
The Oregon City Police Department is requesting anyone with information to Chase's whereabouts to please contact the Oregon City Police Department tip line at 503-496-1616.
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