Former MTV VJ Jesse Camp has gone missing.
A spokesman for the Riverside Police Department in California confirmed to Page Six on Monday that Camp, whose real name is Josiah Camp, was reported missing on July 19 by his sister. Friends and family have been sharing concerned messages on social media, asking anyone for information on his whereabouts.
Camp, 38, rose to fame in 1998 when he became an MTV VJ after winning the network’s first “Wanna Be a VJ” contest. He had previously been homeless.
In recent times, Camp had been keeping in touch with his elderly mother via weekly phone calls, but according to police, he hasn’t contacted her since July 11 or 12. An ex-girlfriend of Camp’s also tried reaching out to him but told cops a stranger picked up his cell phone and said that Camp had given him the phone and three bags of property.
The police spokesman also told Page Six that Camp’s sister said he had been depressed lately but didn’t indicate if he was suicidal.
The former “TRL” personality was last seen in Riverside. He has not been located in any local hospitals or jails.
Should any suspicion be found, Camp’s case will be transferred to the robbery-homicide unit.
In 2016, Page Six ran into Camp outside The Post’s New York offices, where he chatted with us about celebrities and gossip and even jokingly tried his hand at being a Page Six reporter. At the time, MTV told us that Camp was doing some work on a “TRL” throwback segment for MTV’s SnapChat Discover channel in the US.