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Local family searching for man missing for two weeks

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 21:23:01-05

BALTIMORE — UPDATE: Kenny McDonald's mom has confirmed to WMAR-2 News that he was found dead on Monday.


ORIGINAL STORY: For 14 days Kenny McDonald's family have been searching for him.

His mother Celesta McDonald said he’s battled addiction his entire life but has never missed a holiday and never gone longer than a day without a phone call.

“He’s an addict and addicts are addicts I don’t care who they are,” Celesta said. “One thing I can tell you about him is that he doesn’t disappear.”

Celeste said her son was staying at his girlfriend's in Bel Air everyday leading up to Monday, Dec.14.

That day he went to work and got off early.

"He had just come off 90 days clean,” she said.

But his mom said when she learned he went back to the area where he buys drugs, she called him out.

He talked to someone on the phone at 3:45 that day and hasn’t been heard from since. They filed a missing person's report the next day.

“We’ve checked all the morgues, all the hospitals over and over again,” Celeste said. “We’ve driven the city of Baltimore over and over again. The Baltimore City Police officer I was working with had found that his car, his tag had been read by a license plate reader.”

Those images of his car were the last physical trace.

Celeste said his spot was outside the Royal Farms on Monroe and Washington Blvd.

For 14 days his family, police, and friends have searched everywhere.

“On Christmas we cut pretty much all our visits with family short because all we wanted to do was find him,” Celeste said.

She said she has control of his bank account and his last transaction was at noon the day he went missing for a $16 purchase.

She said no leads have panned out. The hardest part is the last words she said to him.

"I'm hating myself for it now. I told him I know where he was and not to ask me for anything else. That's probably my biggest regret right now."

She has a message for anyone that may know where he is, and himself if he sees this.

“Kenny you are loved. You should see how many people are out here looking for you. We miss you and we just want you home.”