Woman takes search for missing husband to Twitter

By The Mercury

An assistant professor at Kansas State University has put out a public appeal on Twitter for assistance in finding her husband, who has reportedly been missing since September 2.

Kelly Welch, a faculty member with the Department of Family Studies and Human Services, tweeted Tuesday night that her husband, Dave Welch, was driving a maroon 2000 Pontiac Montana with the Kansas tag number 577 FLR. She said he has not had his necessary medication and may have dementia.

She encouraged anybody who has seen Dave or the car to contact the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112.

Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said police have determined that Dave Welch was not a victim of a crime, nor had he done anything illegal by leaving because he is an adult.

Droge said the department filed a report and entered the man into the National Crime Information Center database for law enforcement officers who might come in contact with missing people.

He said should police in other cities and states run Welch’s driver’s license, the NCIC entry would alert them that he is a missing person.

Droge said he had no information regarding Dave Welch’s lack of medication and possible dementia.

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