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Man with autism reported missing from Scottsdale

Najib Monsif
Posted at 10:18 AM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 23:32:37-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Arizona Department of Public Safety has issued a Silver Alert for a man with autism reported missing from Scottsdale Wednesday.

Scottsdale police say 20-year-old Najib Monsif was last seen Wednesday night at his home near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Via Linda.

It’s believed Monsif left home on foot. He does not have a cell phone with him and does not drive.

The man is said to have autism and the mental capacity of an 8-year-old child.

Police describe Monsif as a Middle Eastern man, about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He has a thin build and is around 100 pounds.

He is possibly wearing all-black clothing and wears moccasins, causing him to "shuffle" his feet.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with expenses in the search for Monsif and a Facebook Page called "Finding Najib Monsif to provide updates on the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.