The family of a San Jose man who went missing in Fremont a week ago is fanning out on the Peninsula today after receiving information that their loved one could be in the San Carlos area.
Jessie Cuevas, 24, was last seen the afternoon of July 30 when he walked away from a landscaping job in the area of Decoto Road and Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont.
His sister Isabel Sanchez said he suffers from schizophrenia and tends to wander off by himself. Cuevas lives in San Jose, and Sanchez said last week that she was hoping he would try to head home, but so far he has not been found.
However, Sanchez said, the family has spoken with a man who claims to have given Cuevas a ride to San Carlos. The man said he had dropped Cuevas off on Washington Street after giving him a shirt and a sweater, according to Sanchez.
Cuevas was barefoot, she said.
The family is in San Carlos today and spoke with a woman who said she had seen Cuevas on Sunday night near the Carlos Club on El Camino Real.
"She noticed him because he didn’t have any shoes,” Sanchez said.
Family members are gathering at the Home Depot in San Carlos this afternoon to discuss their approach to finding Cuevas, Sanchez said.
San Mateo County sheriff’s Sgt. James Tanner said the Sheriff’s Office was notified around noon today that Cuevas might be in the area. Deputies are keeping an eye out for him, Tanner said.
Cuevas is described as a 190-pound Hispanic man who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and has brown hair, hazel eyes, and a beard. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, work boots and a white bandana on his head.
Anyone with information on Cuevas’ whereabouts is asked to call Fremont police at (510) 790-6800 ext. 3.