A young Hispanic man from Council Bluffs has been reported missing.

Larry Ely Murillo Moncada, 25, was last seen Saturday, Nov. 28, at 6:15 p.m. at his residence at 719 N. 14th St., according to his family. He was wearing a Navy blue hooded sweatshirt and light blue seat pants. He was described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall and 140 pounds, with brown eyes.

Moncada’s mother, Ana Moncada, said he went to work on Thanksgiving night; and, when he returned home on the morning of Nov. 27, he seemed disoriented. She took him to see a doctor, who prescribed an anti-depressant. He continued to feel disoriented and began to hear voices, she said.

“He was hearing voices that said ‘eat sugar,’” said Maria Stockton, a friend who served as 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.”

He did not eat very much sugar, she said, but by Saturday, he was hallucinating.

“He said somebody was following him, and he was scared,” she said.

It was apparently this fear that led Murillo Moncada to run out the door that evening without any shoes on, Stockton said.

The family has checked with acquaintances and posted flyers at businesses they frequent, but have heard nothing so far.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Detective Shawn Landon of the Council Bluffs Police Department at (712) 326-2508 or Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-STOP.

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