Family searches for missing loved one

For four days, Victoria O'Leary has been searching for her boyfriend William John Ward.
 
Through the muddy water and overgrown paths, her mind stayed on one thing -- their last phone call. 
 
"He said 'please help me. Call Mom. Call someone. I don't care. I love you so much,' and then the phone died. I didn't even get to tell him I love him back," O'Leary said.
 
The family told us the 33-year old, known to his loved ones as BJ, wondered into a stranger's house after calling O'Leary.
 
The home resident relayed BJ's message, asking his mom Karen Shish to meet him at the Titusville Walmart.
 
BJ he never showed. 
 
Shish waited and then drove up and down Route 408 off of Route 8 North.
 
That's when she said she knew something happened to her son. 
 
"We just want to find him. My worst fear is that we won't and he's just going to end up being a statistic," Shish said.
 
The family is searching through the woods between Ward's last known location and the Titusville Walmart. 
 
BJ's relative Jancy Filler is a nurse. She said, "he last took his medication Wednesday morning and this is medication you actually have to titrate off of. That causes a lot of concern." 
 
That fear is urging his family to search more rigorously.
 
BJ suffers from anxiety and depression and FIller says he takes his medication regularly.
 
Each day without it, his chances of finding his way home grow slimmer. 
 
While the family has been working with the police, they said they need help brining BJ home. 
 
We did reach out to the Corry and Franklin State Police.
 
They said they have begun the search for Ward as well, but the family tells us they need more resources. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at Corry at (814) 663-2043.
 
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