‘We just really want to bring him home’ I Family continues search for missing Tulsa man

TULSA, Okla. — A community came together Saturday morning to search for a man police say is missing and endangered.

“I love his heart,” Hannah Bradley said. “I love his heart for people and his family.”

But Bradley finds her own heart yearning.

Yearning -- for her brother, Caleb Zoellner

“We just really want to bring him home,” Bradley said. “Caleb is probably just about the most wonderful person you’ll ever meet.”

FOX23 reported Bradley and her sister haven’t seen Caleb since he left his home on his bike the morning of May 19th.

Zoellner is 6′3′' and 190 pounds with brown hair and light green eyes. He was last seen in a black t-shirt, possibly without shoes.

He’d been dealing with mental health struggles before he disappeared and Tulsa police believe he could be endangered.

Since then, Bradley and her sister have been working tirelessly to find him.

“You just kind of go through all of the moments in your head,” she said.

They set up their own tip line where people have reported sightings of him.

“Every single lead has been near the river or downtown,” she said.

Knowing how much Caleb loves to spend time outdoors, they’ve shifted their search to the Arkansas River.

Bradley believes it’s possible her brother sought refuge at any number of different homeless encampments along the river south of downtown.

But that’s a big area. So big, that people like Tripp Youngblood decided to give up their Saturday morning.

“When people are in need, I want to be there,” Youngblood said.

He and dozens of volunteers walked several miles starting at 7 a.m. to spread flyers and scour the Riverside trails.

“I don’t want another statistic if I can do anything about it,” Youngblood said.

Youngblood was helping look for a man he has no real connection to.

“I don’t even know him,” he said.

And it’s that kind of generosity that carries Bradley through each day.

“We’re just really grateful,” Bradley said. “It’s just been so eye-opening because we’ve been shown so much love and support.”

It’s led that yearning heart of hers to hold onto her brother’s loving energy. She knows he must be close.

“It’s just been astounding,” she said. “He’s truly just magic.”

If you have any more leads on where Caleb might be, you can call the family’s hotline at (918) 240-6836 or call Tulsa Police.

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