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Police Search for Missing NJ Man Last Seen Using Snapchat

Jonathan Morris, 23, was last seen using Snapchat in Bridgeton, New Jersey, early on Jan. 28, 2022

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State police are searching for a young New Jersey man who went missing early on Friday. 

Jonathan Morris, 23, was last seen using Snapchat around 1 a.m. Friday in Bridgeton, New Jersey, according to his loved ones. They also said surveillance video shows someone driving Morris' gray 2012 BMW around 3 a.m. Friday on Cottage Avenue in Bridgeton.

The car was later found with the engine running Friday afternoon in a remote area in Hopwell Township in Bridgeton. Morris was nowhere in sight however.

"It's not like him," Morris' aunt Corinth Pernell told NBC10. "He's a diabetic. Takes insulin. His insulin is at his house."

On Sunday, Morris' friends and family gathered in Bridgeton to search the area for clues. Loved ones told NBC10 they found a jacket with blood on it not far from where the car was found near the intersection of Barretts Run Road and Archie Platt Road. They did not reveal whether or not that jacket belonged to Morris however.

Police later blocked off the intersection amid the investigation.

"As a father you just want to go start kicking doors in. And that's it. No questions asked," Morris' father, Jonathan Morris Sr., told NBC10. "But I'm trying to let the cops do their job."

Morris is a Black man with brown eyes and black hair standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 220 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Sergeant George Auge or New Jersey State Police - Bridgeton at 856-451-0101.

"He's a hard worker. He's very social," Pernell said. "He has a lot of friends and he's very sweet. He'd give you the shirt off his back. We're going to continue to search everyday until we find him."

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