Missing Shawano County man found safe

Missing man in Shawano County, Robert Thorson 4-19-17 (Courtesy: Shawano Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Update: Robert Thorson has been found safe.


SHAWANO COUNTY (WLUK) -- The Shawano County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing Town of Morris man with Alzheimer's.

47 year old Robert Thorson has been missing since Tuesday, April 18th.

According to a Facebook post from the the Shawano County Sheriff Department:

"It is believed he left his residence on foot with his two dogs, a smaller black lab and a beagle/shepherd mix. He was last known to be wearing a sweatshirt (unknown color) and blue jeans. Mr. Thorson also has Alzheimer's and a speech impediment. The area around his home has been searched and friends and family have checked likely destinations. Deputies remain in the area at this time and will be back out at his property in daylight to search the area again. If you see him or know his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff's Office at 715-526-3111."

The department told FOX 11 News, a silver alert was not issued, because Mr. Thorson does not meet the age requirements.

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