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Larry Murillo, 25, fled from his Council Bluffs, Iowa home on Nov. 28, 2009 after beginning a new regiment of anti-depressants and having hallucinations. Despite the cold weather, he left the house with no shoes or coat, wearing only blue jeans and a blue long-sleeve shirt.
His mother reported him missing to the Council Bluffs Police Department later that night.
Murillo lived with his mother at 719 N. 14th Street, and was last seen on Saturday about 6:15 p.m. when he began experiencing hallucinations and fled the home in fear.
Ana Moncada described her son as a 6-foot Hispanic male with brown eyes, black hair, and weighing 140 pounds.
Mrs. Moncada said her son went to work on Thanksgiving night and when he returned home the morning of November 27, seemed disoriented. She took him to see a doctor, who prescribed an anti-depressant for anxiety.
He continued to feel disoriented and began to hear voices, Mrs. Moncada said.
“He was hearing voices that said ‘eat sugar,’” said Maria Stockton, a friend who served as a translator for his mother. “He felt his heart was beating too hard and thought if he ate sugar, his heart would not beat so hard.”
Though Murillo did not eat very much sugar, she said, by Saturday he’d started having hallucinations.
“He said somebody was following him, and he was scared,” she said.
This fear apparently led Murillo to run out the door that evening without wearing any shoes, Stockton said.
The family has checked with acquaintances and posted flyers at businesses they frequent, but have heard nothing so far.
Larry left behind his wallet, medication and all personal property, and there has not been any activity on his accounts.
If you have any information concerning Larry Murillo Moncada’s unsolved disappearance, please contact Detective Amber Kennedy at the Council Bluffs Police Department at (712) 326-2508.