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Dozens of fliers have been circulated and posted across the region as a Buffalo family seeks a missing member of the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve’s 914th Air Medical Staging Squadron.

Senior Airman Richard Jones, 23, was last seen about 11 a.m. Oct. 22, when he said he was headed to a corner store near his family’s Herkimer Street home, near Lafayette Avenue.

He only recently missed his first Reserve unit session since joining the Air Force unit about six years ago, his mother, Mildred Jones, told The Buffalo News on Wednesday.

She said her son had only recently taken up drinking, “which was something he couldn’t handle,” and left a job with a Buffalo management company. He also had become more reclusive, she said.

The family also has been unable to reach Jones on his cellphone and recently learned it’s out of service because the bill hasn’t been paid.

Jones is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 140 pounds. The Jones family asks anyone with information about the missing airman to call the Buffalo police confidential tipline at 847-2255.

email: mgryta@buffnews.com