A Milpitas resident has gone missing.

His name is Mark Herbert Thornton and he’s 63 years old. The Milpitas Police Department has classified him as “at risk.”

This past Thursday, March 7, 2019, Mr. Thornton left his residence at Coelho Street’s 400 block. He was on foot.

He has not returned.

Mr. Thornton takes medication for a variety of medical ailments. He stands 5 foot 9 and weighs 164 pounds. His eyes are blue and his hair is grey-black.

Those who last saw him say he was wearing a red vest, black jeans, and gray hiking boots (shirt color unknown).

The MPD advises anyone who has seen Mr. Thornton, or has any information on his whereabouts, to call 911.


Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

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