25-Year-Old Youth Last Seen March 13; May Have Been in Arcata
“Help Me Find My Son”
– UPDATE BELOW: FOUND! –
We received an urgent plea yesterday from Tricia Gilbert, Buggy’s mom.
She’s worried sick. She hopes you will forward and share this information to others via links, Facebook, Twitter, social media, and/or any other avenues as much as possible. Tricia’s tired, exhausted, and needs the help of others:
MISSING: Our Son, Sterling “Buggy” Gilbert, age 25.
When he was in Oregon he had been involved with dangerous people who had shot at him and were trying to kill him. That’s why he fled to California.
My Stepson Sterling Gilbert hasn’t been heard from by family since March 6, 2013. We know he was homeless and hitchhiking to Arcata, California. When he contacted family, he was in Redding. Regardless of anything, Sterling ALWAYS phoned a family member no matter what was going on at least 2-3 times a week.
From Redding, he supposedly met Stephanie and her husband Kris Cosentino who helped him out in Redding and were hitchhiking to Los Angeles. Sterling and the couple (Stephanie is pregnant) made it to Lodi, California, where he called the family on approximately March 6, 2013.
There may be connection to this Stephanie and Kristopher in Oregon. We don’t know if they met in Oregon, or Redding. They may know people in Oregon who wanted to hurt Sterling. Stephanie may have been known as Stephanie Skinner. She, according to posts on her Facebook, had a history of meth and her 2 young children were with her family, not her custody.
According to the last known number belonging to Stephanie Cosentino, we called to get information. They
supposedly got stuck there a few days and then made their
way to Stockton. Unfortunately they separated in Stockton
when they got bus fare the remaining way.
The last known photo from Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, shows he had died his hair. So it’s most likely growing out and two tone, or he has had his head shaved with short hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, grey t-shirt, black jacket/or hoody with dirty white tennis shoes. He had with him a blue beany cap, green tent, and a green floral blanket.
Anyone with information on Sterling Gilbert (he may use his brothers name Donavan or Levon) or his whereabouts, please contact:
Lodi Police 209-333-6727, or the local police regarding missing person Sterling Gilbert, Case #13-1837.
….or give him these phone numbers: #818-554-2563 for Tricia Gilbert; or #907-322-3668 for Donald Gilbert– and please tell him to call family.
Our son’s Facebook page:
“Sterling Has a spiderweb tattoo on his hand and a weed leaf growing plant on his arm. Its Between the elbow and wrist. He was last seen wearing dirty white tennis shoes, grey t-shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket or hoody.He was last seen 3/13/2013 getting into newer white sedan near Greyhound in Stockton, CA.Please go to our page for flyers and pics.
Anyone wanting to help, please copy & paste or link this page to any FB pages for the areas of :Arcata, CA
San Joaquin County, CA–And any areas relating to the above, whether its a bar, restaurant, law enforcement, new, etc.”
UPDATE: From Tricia Gilbert:
He’s been found. Safe! He turned himself into a rehab. Thank you for everything