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Update:  John "Arias" Harrington has been found in Tecate, Mexico and is now back in the U.S. in a hospital receiving medical treatment, a family friend informed ECM today.

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December 29, 2015 (Dulzura)—John Sebastian “Arias” Harrington, 25, has been missing since Christmas Eve.   His family is very concerned for his safety.  He was last seen driving a friend’s red F-150 truck with CA license 7U32923. He was last seen wearing a red windbreaker jacket, jeans and a black watch.

Harrington dropped off friends  at the San Diego Airport on on Dec. 24.  He is from Oceanside, but GPS indicates his last known location was in the Campo-Dulzura area at 10 p.m. that night.  A caretaker for disabled individuals, most recently he was working for a person in Jamul. His mother, Deb Meacham, told ECM that police  said his employer received a text message from him a day or so later. He has not been heard from since then.  There are indications he may be confused due to missing medication, his mother said.

He wears black prescription glasses and has several distinguishing tattoos. Tattoos include a Columbian flag on his forearm, an “A” on his hand,  and tattoos on his chest and back shoulder of a pyramid and Middle Eastern writing. He has a medium build, 185-195 pounds, is 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown eyes. He has brown hair  is shaved and was cleanshaven when last seen.

His mother advised ECM that a helicopter and ground search have thus far failed to locate him. Authorities believe he is most likely in the Jamul-Dulzura area.

If you have information,  or have seen Harrington or the vehicle, please call the Oceanside Police Dept. at 760-435-4900.  As for Detective Jennifer Luecht and Case number- 15018774.

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