Missing Portage man found safe, Silver Alert canceled
PORTAGE, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: A Silver Alert issued for a man who went missing from the Portage area has been canceled.
Authorities announced the alert had been canceled at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying 83-year-old Randall Froehlich had been found safe.
No other details were immediately provided regarding where Froehlich was found.
Authorities had issued the alert Monday afternoon, saying Froehlich had been spotted in Oshkosh just before 3 a.m. that day, but had left his home the day before.
INITIAL REPORT: Authorities need your help finding a man who they say is missing from the Portage area, and was seen in Oshkosh Monday morning.
A Silver Alert has been issued for 83-year-old Randall Froehlich, who was last seen Sunday at his home in Columbia County. A Silver Alert is issued for someone who is missing and is also believed to have a cognitive impairment.
According to the alert, Froehlich’s wife told authorities he had told her he was going to look at houses in his vehicle, and hasn’t been seen since.
He was then spotted in Oshkosh just before 3 a.m. Monday.
Froehlich is described as 5′9, weighs 180 pounds, and has blue eyes with gray hair - although he is balding - and has a mustached.
A clothing description was not immediately provided.
Froehlich’s vehicle is described as a 2008 black Mercedes Benz E3504M, with a Wisconsin license plate of 425RCY.
If you see him, you’re asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 608-742-4166, and use extension 1.
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