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    TX - Duane Murphy, 39, Laredo, 2 June 2017

    Over seven family members are currenty in Laredo searching for Duane Murphy from Georgia, who was in Laredo because of work.
    Murphy is about six feet two inches and weighs about 210 pounds. According to Murphy's family, he has been missing since last Thursday and was last seen by his coworkers at the hotel they were staying in.
    [IMG]http://media.graytvinc.com/images/690*374/Missing+man70.jpg[/IMG]

    http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Miss...427538063.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodles1211 View Post
    [IMG]http://media.graytvinc.com/images/690*374/Missing+man70.jpg[/IMG]

    http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Miss...427538063.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...se_information
    Oh no, this is so sad.

    From the article:

    The coworkers say his fiancé received the news from the company that he had not shown up to work.
    Police say there was a report of an individual who was nude and screaming the downtown area on Thursday.

    Police confirm that it was Murphy and they took him to a local hospital where he was monitored throughout the night and received a psychological evaluation the next day.

    Since he was not a danger to himself or others, Murphy was released.
    Later, a report was made with police the next day on Saturday where an official search for Murphy was sent out to all LPD patrol divisions.

    http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Miss...427538063.html


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    Drugs, maybe? This doesn't sound good to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgulfsouth View Post
    Drugs, maybe? This doesn't sound good to me at all.
    Or a psychotic break?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysonmymind View Post
    Or a psychotic break?


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    All of a sudden, with no prior history, naked and screaming in town? I don't know much about psychotic breaks. What would cause that behavior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgulfsouth View Post
    All of a sudden, with no prior history, naked and screaming in town? I don't know much about psychotic breaks. What would cause that behavior?
    Wonder if psychotic breaks go with bipolar or schizophrenia?
    I pretty much just guess my way through everything on WS....


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    Obviously he shouldn't have been released. His poor family.

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    It has been my experience with both mentally ill and those on drugs (especially PCP) the first thing that happens is they get naked and cause a scene. I don't know why it is that way with the mentally ill having a break, but with PCP users I guess they get really hot. These are just from my experiences over a 20 yr period of working with them. It is a really sad situation either way. I sure do hope that he is found safe and sound!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodles1211 View Post
    [IMG]http://media.graytvinc.com/images/690*374/Missing+man70.jpg[/IMG]

    http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Miss...427538063.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...se_information
    According to Duane's NamUs profile (under "Clothing and Accessories"):
    "None he had stripped naked and jumped into the river"
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...se_information

    The KGNS article doesn't say anything about Duane jumping into the river before being taken to the hospital on June 1st.

    While the article is dated June 9, the date entered for his NamUs profile is June 12.

    So did LE find out sometime after the KGNS article was published that after his discharge from the hospital, Duane was seen again (either by a witness or on a camera) taking his clothes off and then this time jumping into the river? Or did this happen before he was taken to the hospital, but the information was omitted from the article?

    I really don't know what the solution would be, but I know I am really tired of seeing cases where someone is taken to a hospital due to an obvious psychiatric crisis -drug-induced or otherwise-, and discharged too soon, only to go missing for a long time or found deceased.

    I know only hindsight is 20/20, but if it was his/er own brother that Duane's attending psychiatrist was evaluating, would s/he have discharged him? Someone who was found screaming in the nude in downtown only the night before?

    Doubtful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodles1211 View Post
    It has been my experience with both mentally ill and those on drugs (especially PCP) the first thing that happens is they get naked and cause a scene. I don't know why it is that way with the mentally ill having a break, but with PCP users I guess they get really hot. These are just from my experiences over a 20 yr period of working with them. It is a really sad situation either way. I sure do hope that he is found safe and sound!
    Ha! I can confirm. 16 years in the field. I once ran through the parking lot after a naked man. I had high heels on and a cup of soup I was going to warm up in my hand. My staff laughed for months at that scene.

    When things are at a hospitalization level, clothes often come off.

    The solution is to increase funding for mental health. They hospitals are forced to discharge quickly and have no outpatient facilities to refer to. Once American people realize just how many of our problems are related to lack of mental health services, maybe something will change. But for now, it is the first budget they cut every a single year. It is criminal, if you ask me.

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    I will say though that he is old for an onset of Schizophrenia. So either he has dealt with mental health issues before or this is probably drug related. This would not likely be the first time someone noticed mental health problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodles1211 View Post
    It has been my experience with both mentally ill and those on drugs (especially PCP) the first thing that happens is they get naked and cause a scene. I don't know why it is that way with the mentally ill having a break, but with PCP users I guess they get really hot. These are just from my experiences over a 20 yr period of working with them. It is a really sad situation either way. I sure do hope that he is found safe and sound!
    Oh, yes, I remember a local man naked, out on the balcony, making a ruckus. I believe he was on heroin...


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    Oh my,,this isn't sounding good at all.. Unfortunately, we had a neighbor hooked on heroin, a young man, who passed away from OD, but he went running down street naked one day, and on the flip side, we have a family member who before she was diagnosed with bi-polar, showed up at my aunt's house naked but with a sheer curtain draped over her.
    I'm guessing it could be any of these issues but my gut is saying drugs...I read he doesn't do drugs, but could have been slipped some unknown to him, maybe ?
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    I am from Laredo...any places he frequents? I know some of the transient crowds

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