Help sought to find men missing in Metro Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Authorities are seeking help from the public to find two men missing in Metro Detroit for more than 10 days.

Lynn Morton, 37, initially was reported missing from Belleville on Jan. 30 but was last seen near Chene Park on Detroit’s east side about 5:30 p.m. that day, police said in a statement Wednesday.

Investigators said the man has a mental disorder and needs medication.

Lynn Morton

Morton is described as African-American, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 240 pounds, with a medium complexion, short hair, and a scar on the left side of his face. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, blue jogging pants and carrying a tan bag.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-1340 or (313) 596-1616.

Michigan State Police also are seeking tips to find Timothy Scott Ward, who was last seen on Jan. 31.

Ward, 39, who lives at the Rose Hill residential treatment center in Holly Township, was diagnosed with schizophrenia but has been off his medication since about Jan. 20, state police said.

Timothy Scott Ward

MSP and canine units searched but couldn’t find him on the Rose Hill grounds. Investigators said he previously lived with family in the Canton Township area and might be trying to travel home.

Ward is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, 250 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. His race was not specified by police.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the MSP Metro Post at (248) 584-5740.