Missing: Man, 27, diagnosed with schizophrenia and psychosis

ROXBOROUGH — Philadelphia police are asking for help finding a missing man they’re calling “endangered.”

He is Elija Pinto Coll Varela, 27, and he was last seen at 9am on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Fairmount Behavioral Health Hospital. That’s at 561 Fair Thorne Avenue in Roxborough.

Varela is 5’11″ tall, weighs 200 lbs., and has a medium complexion, muscular build, brown eyes, brown wavy hair, and scars on his back and left leg.

He was last seen wearing a dark color shirt, and shorts.

MISSING: Elija Pinto Coll Varela, from Philadelphia Police Department

Police report Varela

“has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and sometimes exhibits psychotic behavior. Use caution when approaching. He can be a danger to himself and others.”

Anyone with information on where Elija Pinto Coll Varela may be is asked to call the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353, or 911.

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