UPDATE 4:12 PM, July 24: The Riverside Police Department released a tweet saying that “Josiah ‘Jesse’ Camp is no longer considered missing.”
“He was contacted by a local law enforcement agency a short time ago and not in need of any assistance,” they announced, “His family has been notified.”
Authorities added that “no further information will be released.”
The news comes less than a week after his sister, Marisha Camp reported him missing.
“I can’t begin to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern and support after my brother Jesse went MIA,” said Marisha in an Instagram story. “He truly has the most beautiful friends from all walks of life, and he is SO LOVED.”
She continues, “Jesse was last seen in California last week but has not reached out to us yet. What he needs more than anything is kindness and love… Please keep him in your prayers. If you see him, please let him know that many, many people care.”
Marisha told authorities that her brother, whose real name is Josiah, was depressed, but not suicidal. The Riverside Police Department posted a recent picture of Jesse Camp and description on their Facebook page and says that “there does not appear to be anything suspicious at this time regarding Jesse being missing other than his ceased contact with family and friends.”
Jesse Camp was the winner of MTV’s “Wanna Be a VJ” in 1998 after being homeless. He went on to host TRL and then pursued a music career with his 1999 debut album Jesse & the 8th Street Kidz.