Jesse Camp, Beloved MTV VJ, Reported Missing: New Details

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In 1998, Jesse Camp - whose real name is Josiah Camp - won a reality contest to become an MTV VJ.

Even after he left TRL, he was able to use that platform of MTV fame to launch his music career.

He would go on to make an array of friends, including some big-name celebrities.

Well, those friends - and his countless fans - are worried, now. And so is his family.

Jesse has been reported missing and police are searching for him and hoping to find him alive and safe.

1. Jesse Camp is missing

Jesse Camp is missing
On July 19, Jesse Camp -- whose real name is Josiah -- was reported missing by his sister, Marisha Camp.

2. The police are involved

The police are involved
The Riverside Police Department in California was able to confirm that they have an open missing person's case on him.

3. He had been keeping in touch with his mother

He had been keeping in touch with his mother
Alarm bells within the family went off when he failed to make his weekly call to his mother.

4. She hasn't heard from him since July 11 or 12

She hasn't heard from him since July 11 or 12
So it sounds like he has been missing since several days before July 19.

5. He has been an avid Instagram user

He has been an avid Instagram user
But that social media page has not been updated since May 21.

6. His friends are concerned

His friends are concerned
And a report that may relate to his disappearance has sent a chill down the spines of his loved ones.

7. He does not have his cellphone

He does not have his cellphone
The family and police know this because his ex reached out

8. Jesse's phone was answered by a stranger

Jesse's phone was answered by a stranger
The stranger hadn't found the phone -- he said that Jesse gave it to him

9. The stranger told the ex more

The stranger told the ex more
Apparently, Jesse also gave the stranger three bags of property

10. Giving away personal possessions is a huge red flag

Giving away personal possessions is a huge red flag
This is considered one of the biggest warning signs that someone is contemplating suicide.

11. However, we should never jump to conclusions

However, we should never jump to conclusions
We have this very indirect account of Jesse's actions. Family, friends, and fans still hope to find him alive and well.

12. As we mentioned, he became a VJ after winning a contest

As we mentioned, he became a VJ after winning a contest
Jesse won MTV's "Wanna Be a VJ" contest. He did want to be a VJ, and he became one.

13. From there, he launched his whole career

From there, he launched his whole career
He always remembered how he rose to fame, however. Just a couple of years ago, he was working on a TRL retrospective.

14. Jesse made a lot of friends

Jesse made a lot of friends
He's just one of those people who makes an impression and radiates positivity.

15. Here he is with the incomparable Milla Jovovich

Here he is with the incomparable Milla Jovovich
As word spreads, hopefully someone who follows some celebrity who knows him will realize that they've seen him.

16. And also Miley

And also Miley
Jesse referred to Miley as "one of the sweetest, smartest, coolest and ridiculously talented people I have ever met in my entire life."

17. Jesse was last seen in Riverside

Jesse was last seen in Riverside
Though the search is ongoing, he has not surfaced in any hospitals or jails. Those are usually the last places where you want to find a loved one, but, in this case, his family would be grateful to hear that he's alive.

18. Right now, it doesn't look like foul play

Right now, it doesn't look like foul play
If investigators discover any suspicion that it may be, then Robbery-Homicide will take over the search for him and the investigation.

19. Jesse's sister thanked the world for the outpouring of support

Jesse's sister thanked the world for the outpouring of support
"I can't begin to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern and support after my brother Jesse went MIA," Marisha wrote on Instagram. "What he needs more than anything is kindness and love... Please keep him in your prayers."

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