KDPS asking for public assistance in locating missing 70-year-old man


    Kalamazoo police asked for the public's assistance Tuesday in locating a missing man with bi-polar disorder who was last seen leaving driving eastbound on Interstate 94 around 5 p.m. Monday, according to a release from Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. (WWMT/KDPS)

    Kalamazoo police asked for the public's assistance Tuesday in locating a missing man with bipolar disorder who was last seen leaving driving eastbound on Interstate 94 around 5 p.m. Monday, according to a release from Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

    Officers with KDPS responded to a residence near the 900 block of Grant Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a missing person. It was later discovered that 70-year-old Kirk Janson left his residence around 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 to take a short drive. He failed to return home after five and a half hours.

    His vehicle, described as a dark green 2000 Subaru Legacy with plate number BND667, was reportedly seen around 5 p.m. Monday heading eastbound on I-94.

    Janson is described as a 5-foot-7, 150-pounds with a short grey beard and hair with a right prosthetic leg. He was last seen wearing brown pants and a brown leather jacket.

    KDPS is asking anybody with information on the whereabouts of Janson to call 269-488-8911, the Criminal Investigation Division at 269-337-8139 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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