Silver Alert issued for Illinois driver, 78

August 8, 2017 GMT

Police continued to search late Monday for a man who was the subject of a Silver Alert earlier in the day.

Robert Runyen, 78, was last seen at 9 a.m. Sunday and is believed to be in danger, a statement from the Fort Wayne Police Department said.

Runyen is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 275 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. Runyen may be confused and require immediate medical assistance, police said.

They said Runyen was returning home to Maroa, Illinois, and did not arrive. He was last seen driving south on Interstate 69 in a dark blue 2004 Buick LeSabre with Illinois plate 203711.


Anyone with information about Runyen is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-2213 or 911.