Newark Police searching for missing adult with special needs

NEWARK, Ohio (WCMH) — The Newark Police Department is searching for a missing special needs adult.

According to the Newark Police, 27-year-old Zachary McLaughlin ran away from his home on Mount Vernon road around 11:30am Monday. Due to McLaughlin’s impairments, he requires round-the-clock care.

McLaughlin was last seen wearing a flat-billed Oakland Raiders hat, a gray shirt and blue basketball shorts. He is around 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about McLaughlin’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Newark Police Department at 740-670-7201. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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