Where is Jesus Campos? Stephen Paddock shooting victim, Mandalay Bay security guard still missing after vanishing four days ago — just ahead of first media interview [EXCLUSIVE]

“I am concerned that I haven’t heard from him,” said his union representative David Hickey

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino security guard who was shot by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is still unaccounted for after bailing on his first media interviews late last week.

Jesus Campos was reportedly set to give five separate media interviews on Thursday when he took off hours before the scheduled appearances, following a meeting with MGM Resort International officials and David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA). Hickey has been acting as a representative for the 24-year-old security guard who was reportedly shot in the leg just before Paddock opened fire on a crowd of thousands attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more.

Hickey told CrimeOnline on Monday that he has not heard from Campos since Thursday and has no idea where he is.

“I am concerned that I haven’t heard from him,” Hickey said, while adding that was not worried about Campos’s physical safety.

Campos had reportedly been planning to give interviews on Thursday to ABC News and Fox News host Sean Hannity, among others.

ABC journalist Stephanie Wash was reportedly on the scene in Las Vegas when Campos went missing , and tweeted about the abrupt cancellations Thursday night.

Hickey further elaborated in an interview with Fox 5 News later Thursday:

“For the past four days he’s been preparing … (Thursday) we had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over, we talked about the interviews, we went to a private area, and when we came out, Mr. Campos was gone.”

In an interview with CrimeOnline on Monday, Hickey said he had received no further word since Thursday from Campos. The union president said that Campos and a security official were briefly in a room together on Thursday afternoon at a hotel Hickey declined to identify while Hickey was elsewhere in the building, discussing some unspecified concerns he had about the upcoming media appearances, which he said were Campos’s idea. He said he left Campos’s side for about 20 minutes, and returned to the room where he left him to find he had vanished along with the security officer.

Hickey said that he immediately reached out to the security officer who was with Campos, and was told that Campos was headed to a “quick clinic,” or walk-in medical clinic.

Hickey said he did not observe any medical difficulties that might have prompted Campos to seek urgent care.

‘The last four days [before he vanished] his state of mind was getting better, he was looking forward to telling his story and moving on with his life. The last day he seemed fine,” Hickey said, adding that Campos was four hours away from his first interview.
The SPFPA president declined to speculate about Campos’s whereabouts.
“I deal with the facts,” Hickey said, adding that he was not aware of “any legal reason why [Campos] can’t leave the state.”
Representatives for MGM Resorts International, which operates Mandalay Bay, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
[Feature photo: Associated Press]