The family of Michael Naylon, the Newtown man who has been missing since Friday, is seeking volunteers to help search for him. Those who can help search for Naylon should meet at PetSmart today at 5 p.m. If possible, bring a flashlight.
"We want as many poeple as we can get. It doesn't matter if they know us personally, we just need need numbers," said Naylon's daughter, Megan.
Naylon, 65, was last seen Wednesday at the local PetSmart, his family said. Naylon may be disoriented due to a stroke, according to Megan.
The last time Naylon's family saw him was Friday when he walked down Route 413 towards Newtown from Worthington Mill Road, Megan said. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. He is 5 feet, 9 inches and about 170 pounds. Naylon has grey hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his arms and left shoulder blade.
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.
If you see Naylon, call the police or Megan at 215-954-9176. However, his daughter asks that you don’t tell him he’s missing or that his family is searching for him. That may confuse him and cause him to leave.
Instead, she suggests approaching him and making small talk about the weather or his children.
“He won’t become angry or dangerous,” she said. “Just get him talking so he stays there. Ask him about the weather. He loves talking and enjoying conversation.”