SOMERSWORTH — Somers-worth police officials are asking for the public’s help to locate a 27-year-old Manchester man who was last seen 18 days ago in Somersworth on his way to a beer and wine store.
Dylan Sanford was seen leaving a Market Street residence in Somersworth on Dec. 5, and his family, friends and peers haven’t seen or heard from him since, police officials said.
Family and friends report Sanford had only been in Somerworth visiting someone for one day, and he did not know any other people in the area.
Helen Daigle, Sanford’s aunt, said a vigil is planned for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. in Veterans Park in Manchester.
“He had been receiving services at the Farnum Center, and someone giving him a ride came from Somersworth and that’s how he ended up there,” said Daigle, referring to the substance abuse treatment facility. “We’re just so worried about him.”
Somersworth Detective Sgt. John Sunderland, who is in charge of the investigation, confirms Sanford was from Manchester.
He’s a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with spiked short brown hair, blue eyes and a goatee. Police released a surveillance image with the clothes Sanford was last seen wearing — a gray and red jacket, jeans and black boots.
Sanford has distinguishing tattoos including Roman numerals on his inner forearm, a cross on his back and the “Serenity Prayer” over his rib cage.
Police officials said the family is offering a cash reward for information that leads to Sanford’s location.
To direct information to the Somersworth police, call the dispatch center at 692-3131 or the anonymous crime line at 692-9111; or contact Sunderland at 841-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The case number is 19-2779.