UPDATED July 24, 7:30 p.m. ET: Jesse Camp has reportedly been found days after his family reported him as a missing person. According to a report from The Blast, the Riverside Police Department in California say the former MTV VJ is no longer considered to be a missing person. They explain he was "contacted by a local law enforcement agency a short time ago and not in need of any assistance. His family has been notified."
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On Monday police confirmed that former MTV VJ Jesse Camp is missing. His sister had first reported his disappearance on Thursday, July 19, and friends/family had been expressing concern over his unknown whereabouts on social media since then.
Page Six adds that the 38-year-old Camp had been making weekly phone calls to his elderly mother, but those calls ceased on either July 11 or 12. A former girlfriend of his also reached out to him by calling his cell, but she says a stranger answered the call and told her that Camp had given him his phone along with three bags of items.
He was last seen in Riverside, California, and has not been located in any nearby jails or hospitals. Media outlet The Blast adds that Camp was actually stopped by a police officer on the same day he went missing, and that that officer performed a "pedestrian check" to ensure he was okay (while verifying his identity by checking his driver's license). At the time, Camp was spotted outside a hardware store that is considered a common hangout for "transients and homeless people." However, it was determined that he was fine and no further action was necessary.
Camp had originally come to the public's attention in 1998 after winning MTV's inaugural Wanna Be a VJ contest before parlaying that fame into a rock career.