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Two Okaloosa Co men classified as "Missing Endangered Adults"
OKALOOSA COUNTY -- Okaloosa County deputies are asking for help in two missing persons cases.
Both of the men are classified as "Missing Endangered Adults".
Why a missing person might be listed as "endangered".
Laura Hussey "These are the news alerts we get here at Channel 3 when the Sheriff's Office decides a missing adult is endangered.
They usually have pictures and physical descriptions. But details on why a person is endangered can be pretty scarce"
When Christopher Fingar disappeared from his apartment in Fort Walton Beach Saturday morning, his medication and cell phone were left behind.
The need for daily medication is one reason he's listed as endangered.
A few blocks away at Attitudes Food and Spirits, Sharon Guillory says it's not uncommon for people to come in looking for a missing person.
Sharon Guillory/Attitudes "It's just scary when people do come up missing, and you never know for what reason"
Because of privacy, investigators don't always say why they think someone's physical safety is in danger.
It's usually related to a medical or mental health condition.
Michele Nicholson/OCSO "Anything from someone who's been in depression, someone who's made suicide attempts in the past"
Brett Henley of Crestview has been out of touch with family and friends since August 23.
Friends say his long absence is out of character another possible trigger for an endangered adult alert.
TJ Edwards/Friend "We're all kind of trying to work through it and kind of analyze and micro-analyze the last time we saw him. OK, did he look like he was in distress, did he look like he was unhappy, no, he was just Brett"
Friends have shared Brett's alert on Facebook hundreds of times.
Sharon Guillory prints out the alerts and posts them in her bar.
Sharon "It's a good thing because it could be our parents or your kids"
Laura Hussey "Deputies are on the lookout for missing endangered adults from the time these alerts are issued, until they're found. That can be a long time, but Social Media is making a big difference in keeping the information out there."