Sheriff's Office looking for missing Bluffton man

info@islandpacket.comDecember 28, 2012 

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office asked the public for help Friday locating a missing Bluffton man who suffers from a serious mental illness.

Luke Smyth, also known as "Armageddon", was last seen by his mother at their Lake Linden home at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Smyth requires regulation of multiple medications for schizoaffective disorder, according to a Sheriff's Office incident report. A person who has schizoaffective disorder will experience delusions, hallucinations and other symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia, as well as mood disorders, either depression of bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Smyth often walks or bikes to the Bluffton Library and Pepper's Porch, according to the Sheriff's Office. He is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a shaved head, full beard and sometimes wears blue contact lenses.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or Investigator Cpl. D. Seifert at 843-255-3414.

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