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"I just want my son found": Parents of missing disabled man ask for help and answers

Carl DeBrodie is 5'3" and weighs 160 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Fulton Police at 573-592-3100. (Janine Butcher)

A mentally disabled man disappeared from his group home in Fulton Monday morning, and his family is asking for answers.

Carl DeBrodie is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white polo style shirt, leather jacket and white New Balance shoes.

The parents of Carl DeBrodie are pleading for help.

"I don't know if he might be hurt, if he might be in the hospital, I don't know," said Carolyn Summers, DeBrodie's mother.

The 31-year-old disappeared from a group home on Claymine Drive in Fulton early Monday morning. Carl DeBrodie requires 24-hour care and, although he is 31-years-old, his family said he has the mentality of a 7-year-old.

"If he's sitting in the house, he loves to watch Westerns. Any action movies you catch him in on," Larry Summers said of his son. "And he loves to eat."

"Carl means no harm to nobody. He can't talk that well, but he means no harm to anybody. He's just a good little boy."

Fulton Police said they have conducted a ground search of the area, as well as an aerial search through the use of drones, but they have found no signs of DeBrodie.

In a pre-arranged contract, the ownership of the group home changed hands. That transfer also occurred Monday morning. According to Fulton Police, Second Chance Homes of Fulton owned the group home when DeBrodie was reported missing.

KRCG 13 reached out to the facility for comment on policy and staffing, but staff has not returned our calls.

As of Monday morning, Finck Supported Living Services became the owner of the group home.

They provided the following statement: "When we arrived, Carl Lee DeBrodie was not present or transitioned to our care. We are cooperating with law enforcement and state officials to assist as appropriate. Our first responsibility, of course, is to care for the individuals who still reside at the residence."

Larry and Carolyn said the only thing that matters to them, is that Carl is found,

"I just want my son back," Larry said.

The Missouri Department of Health notified KRCG 13 that all residents have been moved from the location on Claymine Drive.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Carl DeBrodie has been asked to call Fulton police at 573-592-3100.

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