Man with Down syndrome sought by North Miami Beach police

Thomas Monroy last seen Wednesday evening boarding bus

Thomas Emmanuel Monroy.
Thomas Emmanuel Monroy.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 30-year-old man with Down syndrome is currently being sought by North Miami Beach police.

Thomas Emmanuel Monroy was last seen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 163rd Street and NE 34th Avenue.

Monroy was last seen by his mother boarding a bus traveling westbound on NE 163rd Street, police said.

Monroy left home to search for a necklace with a lion head pendant. According to Monroy's family he has never ridden public transportation and he does not know his way home.

Authorities said Monroy was wearing a black T-shirt, red shorts, black high tops sneakers with blue trims and black sunglasses. He has bracelets on his arm with skulls.

Monroy speaks English and Spanish. Police said he is self-sufficient but is illiterate.

Police described Monroy as a white Hispanic man who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and has crooked overlapped teeth.

Anyone who has seen Monroy or knows his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Cora Mann at the North Miami Beach Police Department at 305-949-5500.