SUMTER, S.C. — Sumter County Sheriff's Office is continuing the search to locate a missing teenager.
Jackson Brent Garcia, 18, who goes by Brent, was reportedly last seen on Saturday, Dec. 26, at a relative’s home on Ithica Drive. He was wearing light gray sweatpants, black and white sneakers and a dark colored jacket. He is described as being 5' 11" and weighs 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Jackson does have a history of mental illness and is not on medication at this time.
Investigators have been following leads as they come in, however, they have not led to Jackson’s location. Investigators do not think Jackson is in danger, based on substantiated information provided so far, but his family states it is unusual for him to be away for this long.
The sheriff’s office has conducted aerial, foot and K9 searches for Jackson at his last known location and in the 15 South area near that location.
Jackson is known to visit the 15 South and Cherryvale areas.
Anyone with information about Jackson Garcia’s whereabouts, recent activities and people he could be in contact with should call the sheriff’s office at (803) 436-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372). Tips can also be given electronically and anonymously by going to p3tips.com.