UPDATE: Mental health crisis in play for man missing from Kittitas County crash site

Deputies recovered the man's phone, wallet and other belongings near his abandoned car close to Cle Elum.
UPDATE: Mental health crisis in play for man missing from Kittitas County crash site
UPDATE: Mental health crisis possible for man missing from Kittitas County crash site

Image credit: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE on 11/26/21: Family members are concerned that a Mississippi man may be suffering from a mental health crisis after his car was found at a crash site off I-90 near Cle Elum last week.

Kittitas County Search & Rescue teams have launched widescale efforts to locate Andrew Morgan after finding his wallet, cell phone, keys, and clothes near the crash site. They have launched ground crews, K9 teams, drones, and marine vessels to search the region.

Kittitas County officials were told that Morgan suffered a schizophrenic crisis last year, causing him to believe he was being pursued while fleeing the Seattle area back to Mississippi.

Now, family members are concerned that he is in danger; and that he may have stopped taking medication that stabilizes him.

Morgan might be hiding or seeking shelter, KCSO deputies said in a release on Friday. His family members flew into town from across the country and are very worried.

If you have any information that may help them bring Andrew home, you’re urged to contact Kittcom—Kittitas County’s unified dispatch center—at 509-925-8534.


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ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Kittitas County deputies are looking for a 30-year-old man whose vehicle was abandoned after an accident on I-90 near Cle Elum.

According to an alert from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Morgan’s car was found after a minor one-car accident at the Bullford Road off-ramp exit to I-90 on November 16.

Andrew is listed at 5-foot-7 and about 140 lbs. He is identifiable by a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

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The Sheriff’s Office made contact with his family in Mississippi, who has been unable to reach him since his car was found last Tuesday. His family believes that he is living out of his car while working somewhere near the south side of Seattle.

Location data from his cell phone says that he was at the scene of the location near Cle Elum last Tuesday morning. His movement has not been updated since, per his family and Kittitas Co. deputies.

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Kittitas County Search & Rescue crews and K9 units have been deployed to search the region for any sign of Andrew. If you have information that may contribute to the search, please contact Kittcom at 509-925-8534.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued once further details are announced to the public.

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