Former MTV VJ, Jesse from 'Wanna Be a VJ' is Missing

July 24, 2018

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If you are a 90's kid, you probably remember Jesse from the age when MTV VJs reigned supreme. Jesse was the lispy, wild-haired kid who won the notorious "So You Wanna Be a VJ" contest. His quirkiness catapulted him to instant MTV fame. 

Monday, his family reported him missing in California's Riverside County.

Jesse, whose name is Josiah Camp, is now 38 years old and has not been seen or heard from his family in a week. His sister is the one who reported him missing. 

Riverside Police say he was reportedly seen in Fontana the Thursday before he was reported missing. The police also noted that Camp is a possible transient and that he is known to frequent motels around the Inland Empire. 

"There does not appear to be anything suspicious at this time regarding Jesse being missing other than his ceased contact with family and friends," Riverside Police said in a press release. 

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement. 

I love this guy ❤ Josiah "Jesse" Camp is a missing person. His sister reported it to Riverside, CA PD a few days ago. Jesse, we love you man and hope you are safe. #jessecamp #mtv #mtvvj #goodpeople #missingpeople

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