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Ex-MTV Star Jesse Camp Missing, Family Says

Jesse Camp's sister told police that she thought her brother might have been depressed recently. 

By Stefan Lembo-Stolba

A former MTV star known for winning the network’s show “Wanna Be a VJ” has been missing since Thursday, police say.

Jesse Camp, whose legal name is Josiah Camp, was reported missing by his sister on July 19, the New York Post reported. Family and friends have taken to social media to ask anyone with information about his disappearance to come forward.

After his disappearance, police learned that Camp spent time in both the city of Riverside and the Inland Empire region in Southern California, according to a statement by Riverside Police.

Officials said that there does not seem to be anything suspicious surrounding his disappearance, and police suggested he might be staying in motels in the Inland Empire region.

His sister, Marisha Camp, also told police that her brother might have been depressed recently, PEOPLE.com reported.

Camp’s sister posted on her Instagram story pleading for anyone with information to contact her.

“If anyone has seen or heard from my brother since Saturday, please, please, please reach out to me or ask him to call home!! Thank you!!!!” Marisha wrote.

While no one has reported seeing Camp since Thursday, Fontana police told The Blast that one of their officers had spoken with him just hours before his sister reported him missing.

A police officer reportedly stopped Camp after they saw him on Thursday morning riding a bicycle through town, according to The Blast.com in Los Angeles. The officer checked Camp’s identification and let him go.

The area Camp was stopped is often frequented by homeless and transient people, The Blast reported. Before being on MTV, Camp was homeless.

Recently, Camp had been keeping in contact with his mother and family through weekly phone calls, the Post reported. Police say those phone calls stopped around June 11 or 12.

An ex-girlfriend who recently reached out to Camp said that a stranger answered the phone and told her that the MTV star had given him the phone and bags of cloths, the Post wrote.

Police have checked for Camp in local jails and hospitals and will continue to investigate his disappearance.

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