• Family makes emotional plea for help finding missing man


    WESTWOOD, Pa. - The family of a man who has been missing for more than a week is asking for the public’s help in locating him.

    Richard Turton, 57, was last seen May 27 around 5 p.m. leaving Colescott Street in Westwood. He was wearing tan jeans, a blue and white shirt and white shoes.

    “I’m feeling a lot of fear,” Turton’s sister, Kathy Ford, said. “We are very concerned because it’s been since May 27 and he hasn’t had his heart medication or his thyroid medication.”

    Authorities said Turton has a heart condition/defibrillator and left all medications at his home.

    “My mom is a wreck right now. It’s hard. We just don’t have a clue where he could be,” Ford said.

    Ford said she’s taken fliers to the Port Authority in hopes that a PAT bus driver might remember seeing her brother.

    Police said they’re treating Turton’s disappearance as a missing-persons case and do not suspect foul play.

    Turton stands about 6 feet tall, weighs about 150 pounds, has brown/gray hair and brown eyes.

    Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen Richard Turton to call 911.

    “He’s been a good brother. He’s has a lot of problems with his depression. He’s kind of pushed people away because of that,” Ford said.

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