From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2YHxXxXHJVanderweit was recently discharged from a mental health facility and is considered to be a danger to himself.
Posted on: July 6, 2013
**MISSING/ENDANGERED MAN - GEORGE VANDERWEIT - 70 YEARS OLD**
The Rochester Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing/endangered person.
GEORGE VANDERWEIT, 70 years old, was last seen at approximately 9:20 am on July 5, 2013 in the area of Runyon and Dequindre. Mr. VANDERWEIT is a white male, 5' 9", 178 pounds, and was last seen wearing a RED SHIRT with "Bargains" written on it, OLIVE GREEN SHORTS, and he may be riding an older model GREEN BICYCLE. MR. VANDERWEIT had no wallet, cell phone or identification and was recently discharged from a health care facility and is considered to be a danger to himself. A PICTURE of MR. VANDERWEIT is linked below.
If you may have seen MR. VANDERWEIT, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621.
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By RYAN FELTON
Rochester police are still searching for George Vanderweit, a resident reported missing earlier this month after being discharged from a mental health facility.
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I wonder why he was discharged if he was still a danger to himself? Poor man, and poor family. I wonder if he often rode long distances on his bike, or if he stayed local?
Posted by John McKay (Editor) , August 02, 2013 at 05:08 PM
It has been nearly one month since George Vanderweit disappeared from the area of Runyon and Dequindre and the community has rallied to help the family find clues to Vanderweit's whereabouts.
Previous search efforts have failed, but police K-9 units did pick up on a scent at a few points during their efforts, the family says.
Organizers for the search effort will be staging in the parking lot of the Kroger Store at the corner of 25 mile and Dequindre.
The search will run throughout the morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. Staging will begin at 8 a.m.
Posted by John McKay (Editor) , November 04, 2013 at 12:21 AM
George Vanderweit has been missing since July 5. Search will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9.
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http://www.theoaklandpress.com/gener...hester-in-2013more at link.The only items George Vander Weit took with him, his son said, were anxiety and sleep medication. The family believes their father may have intentionally overdosed in attempt to end his life, but “I pray that’s not the case,” Randy Vander Weit said.
Rochester police have said there’s no indication of foul play in the disappearance.
Several searches were organized and a team of dogs even located George Vander Weit’s scent before the search was called off.