Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Martin’s family, says his legal team had always warned that George Zimmerman may “become a flight risk,” but that they are specially concerned now that nobody knows where Zimmerman is.

Crump told the AP he was worried that Zimmerman had disappeared. “The family has some serious concerns about the fact that the killer of their son, Trayvon Martin, is unaccounted for,” Crump said. “Nobody knows where he’s at.”

“We hope that [authorities] will take this under consideration that this a flight risk. If they go to press charges, is he really going to face them?” Crump said in a seperate interview with TIME Magazine.

Zimmerman’s former lawyers tell the AP Zimmerman is losing weight and suffering from “high levels of stress:” 

“He is largely alone. You might even say he is emotionally crippled by virtue of the pressure of this case,” said Hal Uhrig, a former lawyer for George Zimmerman. The protests and the profound isolation of going into hiding may have pushed him “a little bit over the edge,” said Uhrig and his colleague, Craig Sonner.

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