THE BRONX - Police are searching for a missing Claremont man who is deaf and mute.

Jesus Padilla was last seen Friday around noon near his home on Webster Avenue.

The 51-year-old also has a mental illness and is diabetic.

Family members say it’s the first time Padilla has gone missing.

He is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Padilla has salt-and-pepper hair and a beard.

Police say he is most likely wearing gray sweatpants, a blue and gray jacket and black sneakers.