CANTON -- A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Canton Police Department for several counties including Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

Police say an adult male named Mark Owen Hand has been missing since May 24th. Authorities say the man left his residence on Rowland Avenue in Canton and has not returned.

Hand is a 59-year-old white male. He is 5'10" tall, and weights approximately 150 lbs. He has gray hair and blue eyes.

Hand was seen on foot wearing dark blue jeans with faded areas at the knees and a thigh length blue hooded jacket. He has a beard and mustache and is bald on top with short gray hair on sides. Mr. Hand suffers from Schizophrenia and takes medication which he does not have with him.

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.