PASO ROBLES — Missing for more than two weeks, Joshua Newsome, 15, from Paso Robles, hasn’t been seen by friends or family. Newsome has been missing since Monday, May 21. This is the longest time he has been away from friends and family and they are concerned for his well being.
The missing person case originally started with the Paso Robles Police Department but was officially transferred to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department recently for follow up.
Newsome’s mother, Leann Ross, has put up flyers over the past few days to inform the community that her son is still missing. She also shared his photos on social media asking for people to share any information on his whereabouts.
San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department detectives are actively searching for the teen. Newsome is believed to have run away. Newsome is five-feet, nine-inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair.
A family friend, Shannon Stone, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help generate a reward to motivate people to come forward with information.
“Joshua is dearly missed and we want him home,” Stone said. “His mother is worried sick and we believe that, because he has run away before, no one is coming forward with answers. We are hoping that a financial motivation to the public will help stimulate people to provide answers to his whereabouts, in order to get him home safely.” To contribute. visit www.gofundme.com/m38a3-help-find-josh.
Community members with tips or information are asked to contact the San Luis Obispo Sheriffs at (805) 781-4500.