OSCODA – Larry E. Bryant, 71, Oscoda, was reported as missing on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD) has since advised that Bryant was found safe at a residence in Glennie, the following day.
However, Detective Sergeant Erik McNichol states that when Bryant was found, his vehicle was not with him and police were unable to locate it.
As of press time on Sept. 28, McNichol said the pickup truck had yet to be recovered.
He notes that the vehicle is a 2010, dark grey Chevrolet Silverado, with a Michigan registration of CAG925 and bass fishing stickers in the rear window.
Anyone who may have details on the location of the truck, is asked to contact the OTPD at 739-9113.
As reported in last week’s edition of this publication, an OTPD officer was dispatched to Bryant’s home on North Skeel Avenue, where he made contact with the man’s wife to take the initial report of a missing person. She told the officer that her husband had left in their truck, approximately 15 minutes prior.
She explained that Bryant has severe Alzheimer’s, which had significantly increased in the last couple weeks.
His wife informed police that she did not know her husband had the keys for the truck until she noticed him walk out of their home, and then start the vehicle.
When the officer asked the woman if she knew of any place Bryant may be going, one of the possibilities she did mention was that he could be going to visit a friend in Glennie.
According to the OTPD, the responding officer obtained the necessary information for the missing persons report, and contacted Iosco County Central Dispatch to issue a be-on-the-lookout for Bryant in both Iosco and Alcona counties.
OTPD personnel continued to look for the man, while also contacting Michigan State Police troopers and Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers for assistance in the search.