I want to show you, that even though I've had terrible news and once again my son's been released from jail to the streets of San Francisco and it rips my heart to the core, I'm going to dry my tears away and simply do the next logical thing. I'm trying to get him into a facility through a new friend I've made. It's a residential facility in Stockton.

There are good people in the system who will listen and work with us, we must educate and coach and endure and reverse engineer or it will never change. My son is not an animal. He's lost on the streets. Maybe he'll call me if I'm lucky. I will be strong but not silent.



Update on my missing son. I'm hanging out with good friends today while I do employment related errands to get my EMT career going. Ironically, my friend's father had an older brother like my son. He was murdered some years ago while in psychosis and on the streets. The family, much like mine, was desperate to provide care.

But we must focus on life. We must fight for justice. I'm working on getting paperwork in order from San Francisco county jail so, if found, I can get my son to the Ever Well residential facility in Stockton, thanks to manager Paul Cumming. I need help from San Francisco area friends to locate my son. 

Info about my son: He's very tall - 6 foot 6. His name is Shaylon Hovey,  pronounced Shaelen. He has big, crystal blue eyes and may be in the SF Tenderloin/Mission area.

Shaylon loves food. So that's a good bribe or conversation starter (haha). He's stated to his public defender that he wants to go into residential treatment. He's had a Haldol shot recently and needs another shot July 6. I have a power of attorney for his health care and legal and financial. So I, Laural Fawcett, hereby give permission to all advocate friends associated with Facebook groups such as CCA to make personal contact with my son, Shaylon Hovey, in order to assist him in getting medical treatment and care for his disability. He has a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia and co-occuring substance abuse disorder.

Thank you, friends. Your support in thought, heart, and deed is priceless. If seen, please call 559-960-6426.

Shaylon and Laural

Shaylon and Laural


A friend posted this message yesterday 5/17 (below) on a private Facebook page and has given me permission to repost it here.  Please call 802-579-3555 if you have any information about his son.

Urgent situation. We just found out that, after multiple reassurances from the Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health in Massachusetts, the Department of Mental Health allowed my son with autism and schizophrenia get on an airplane to Texas today. We don't know where he boarded or where in Texas he landed.

My son is unmedicated, in a chronic psychosis, and is developmentally unable to live on his own. He cannot count money and they allowed him to empty his bank account ($800). We're hoping police are able to trace my son's landing point through TSA so that police in Texas can be alerted.

My son has been living in a 24-hour staffed group home all year and was on a commitment in a state hospital for the entire year before that following an incident that occurred in his prior DMH group home. In addition to autism and schizophrenia, my son also suffers from a severe eating disorder and weighs only 122 pounds at 5'10".

It is unconscionable that someone in such fragile condition could be allowed to board an airplane to somewhere where they know no one and have no supports whatsoever. I cannot imagine where my son is or what he could be doing at this moment.

Any suggestions are welcome as we are beside ourselves with worry.

Please call 802-579-3555 if you have any information about my son.  Please do not approach him as he may be easily frightened.