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Garfield Heights police: Missing photographer has returned home safe

Posted at 6:54 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 15:14:51-04

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — UPDATE: According to Garfield Heights police on Aug. 17, the man has returned home.

The Garfield Heights Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a photographer who never showed up to a job assignment on Wednesday afternoon in Akron.

Police said Desmond Burell Beasley, 33, who works as a photographer, was on his way to the I PROMISE school in Akron for a job, but he never showed up.

Family and friends who spoke to police said it was "not like him to miss an obligation."

A friend received a concerning text message from Beasley. His friend said there was no other communication with him.

Beasley's phone service was disconnected at around 2:04 p.m. and was last pinged east of the Streetsboro and Shalersville area.

Beasley was driving a black 2017 Kia Sportage with an unknown registration, possibly a temp tag and a front paper plate with a Spitzer tag.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 216-475-1234.