UPDATE: A Statewide Silver Alert, issued on May 19th for a missing rural Republic County man, has been cancelled.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a release Wednesday that Charles “CL” Adams, 81, was found deceased Wednesday afternoon within a half mile of where his van was initially found.
Adams went missing from his home on May 16th. Authorities in Republic County say Adams’ 2002 Dodge Caravan was later located in the area of K-148 Highway near his home, but Adams was not with the vehicle.
No other details have been released.
REPUBLIC COUNTY – The Republic County Sheriff’s Office requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for an 81-year-old man who is missing from Cuba, Kansas.
On Tuesday, May 16, Charles “CL” Adams, age 81, went missing from his home in the rural Cuba area of Republic County. Charles recently suffered a stroke, and his family has not heard from him since Tuesday.
Mr. Adams is a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with grey hair and hazel eyes. He weighs approximately 165 pounds. He was wearing overalls at the time he disappeared.
The Republic County Sheriff’s Office located Charles’ van, a white 2002 dodge caravan, in the area of K-148 highway, near his home. The Republic County Sheriff’s Office, numerous other state and local agencies, and volunteers have searched the area and found no sign of him. Authorities believe that Charles may have been picked up by a motorist and traveled outside of the immediate area. He could be confused or disoriented.
The Republic County Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s assistance locating anyone who may have seen Mr. Adams since Tuesday, or who has information regarding his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call the Republic County Sheriff’s Office at 785-527-5655.