Apr. 8—The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing and endangered adult.
Samuel A. Stockett, 20, was involved in a hit-and-run crash with a tractor-trailer at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 5 just north of the Interstate 5 Bridge.
Stockett apparently received a ride to the Vancouver Mall, where he is reported to have sold his iPhone for $20.
The person who bought Stockett's phone said the young man boarded a bus, but C-Tran has been unable to find him on video, according to the police department.
Stockett has no known ties to the Vancouver area.
Police described Stockett as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing around 140 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing light-blue jeans, a red Five Guys T-shirt, a Carhartt beanie and a black and blue plaid jacket.
Stockett's mother told police her son is bipolar and can become paranoid, and he is possibly not taking his medication. He was in a facility in Oregon in January receiving mental health treatment.
Anyone with information about Stockett's whereabouts should call police at 311.