Local Boy Scouts are organizing a search for Michael Naylon, the Newtown man who has been missing for more than a week.
Members of Troop 99 are seeking volunteers to help in today’s search, which will start at 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 41 Linden Avenue. A second wave of volunteers will meet at the Legion at 5:15 p.m., according to troop leaders.
Naylon's family last saw him Friday, Sept. 28, when he left the house and walked down Route 413 towards Newtown from Worthington Mill Road. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans at the time he left, his daughter Megan said.
According to his family, Naylon, 65, may be disoriented due to a stroke.
Searches over the weekend turned up no clues on his whereabouts. According to Megan, search dogs were sent out in Tyler State Park and throughout town on Saturday and Sunday. The last time someone reported seeing Naylon was Friday evening at Tyler State Park.
Megan said she believes her father had a stroke while walking on Route 413 and it caused him to become disoriented. He has had four strokes in the past, she said, and two of those strokes caused him to become confused and disoriented. The other two times he made it to the hospital in time.
“He had a stroke before and walked from Penndel to Bristol,” she said, adding he followed familiar landmarks he recognized from growing up in that area.
He is 5 feet, 9 inches, about 170 pounds, he daughter said. He has grey hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his arms and left shoulder blade.
If you see Naylon, call the police or Megan at 215-954-9176.