‘Spread the word’: Family of missing Memphis man asks for help to find him

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The search continues for a 25-year-old who was last seen in Memphis renting a moving truck.

Desirae Henderson said the last time she spoke to younger brother Jovon Henderson was October 19th.

“My last conversation with my brother was at 10:38 p.m. on the 19th. He told me he was riding past the Amazon facility and he would see me soon,” she said.

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Henderson said she spoke to Henderson as he was driving a U-HAUL 12 hours from Memphis to Lansing, Michigan.

She said she got a call from him a few hours later, around 2 a.m., but she was asleep and missed it.

“I pretty much gave him like a day, I gave him a day to contact me, and I didn’t hear nothing else. His phone was going straight to voicemail so I knew something was up then,” said Henderson.

Henderson said that’s when she called her mother, who lives in Memphis, and soon filed a missing person report.

Since then, Jovon has been listed as missing in several other states.

She said the last two weeks have been unbearable for family and friends.

“It’s been very stressful. Some of us can’t sleep, some of us can’t eat, and it has taken a toll on all the people that know Jovon.”

Henderson said the support continues to pour in on social media, with people sharing the missing post and reaching out for updates.

She said Jovon, who has paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, could be anywhere.

“Please everyone just continue to spread the word. Keep a look out for a U-HAUL with Arizona plates, it has Tennessee written on the side of it with a red panda as well. Contact the police,” said Henderson.

Henderson says if you do come across the U-HAUL or Jovon himself, approach him carefully and call law enforcement.

She said she’s unsure about whether or not he’s been taking his medications.