Family and friends are searching for a San Diego man who disappeared from a San Francisco neighborhood 10 days ago.
Dozens of people gathered Saturday morning in the Bayview District to search for 20-year old Crishtian Hughes and hand out fliers.
Emily Vasquez, a high school friend, said she was the last to talk with him two Thursdays ago.
"We don't want to think anything bad has happened to him, but he's been missing for a week now, and we can only hope that that's not the case," Vasquez said. "He wanted to move to San Francisco in the next four months. There was just no reason for him to just up and leave. There must have been some kind of motive for him leaving, and I don't know what it is."
Hughes came to visit from San Diego almost two weeks ago, and disappeared before heading home.
"We want him back, because he doesn't do this," said Chelsea Denton, his aunt. "He doesn't just go. He has open lines of communication with his mom and myself."
Police in San Francisco and San Diego are considering this as a missing person case.
His mother also came to the city to search for him.
"He's very passionate about everything he does," said Kim Neponte, the missing man's mother. "He's responsible. He works. He loves animals and he's just full of life."
Hughes was staying at a home on Capitol Avenue, near Ocean Avenue.
No one has heard from him in almost 10 days.
His mother made a tearful plea.
"Crishtian call your mom," Neponte said. "Please, I'm worried sick. I miss you terribly. I just need to hear you are OK. I love you."
Hughes is 5'8", weighs 130 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information about him is asked to call the San Francisco police.
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