Missing endangered person alert issued for man missing from Pepin
PEPIN, Wis. (WEAU) - UPDATE: 70-year-old Rodney Smith has been located and is safe.
A missing endangered person alert is issued for a man missing from Pepin, Wis.
Pepin Police Department in conjunction with the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network has issued a missing endangered person alert for 70-year-old Rodney Smith.
Smith was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black cowboy hat, black cowboy boots, and carrying a red duffle bag as well as a grey back pack. He was last seen July 20 at 9:15 p.m. in Red Wing, Minn.
According to the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, Smith left Pepin, Wis. on July 20. He told his adult granddaughter that he was going to the “Bismarck, N.D. area where he was born to die.” He was to take a train from Red Wing, Minn. to Fargo, N.D. From Fargo he was supposed to take a bus to Bismarck and meet a friend of his eldest daughter there. When the bus arrived, Smith wasn’t on it. Smith was to contact his granddaughter when he got to N.D. and didn’t do so. No one in his family has seen or heard from him since July 20. Smith has “several medical conditions” and his family is concerned for his welfare.
Anyone with information as to Smith Whereabouts is asked to contact the Pepin Police Department at 715-441-2461 or Pepin County Dispatch Center at their 24 hour number, 715-672-5944.
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