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Professor’s husband still missing

By The Mercury

The husband of a Kansas State University professor has been missing for a month and police have no new updates.

Police and members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched for David Welch, 54, Tuesday and found nothing that would help locate him.

Welch reportedly left his home around 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in a red 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan with the Kansas license plate 577 FLR without saying where he was going to friends and family. Police said they don’t believe at this point that Welch is the victim of foul play.

The man’s wife, Kelly Welch, a family studies and human sciences professor at K-State, has been using Twitter and Facebook to help with leads about her missing husband.

A comment was posted Wednesday evening on the Facebook group Find Dave Welch that there was a possible sighting of the man in Pittsburg, but police said they haven’t confirmed the validity of the post.

Those with information can contact the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

Those using Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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