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    KS - Dave Welch, 54, Manhattan, 2 September 2013

    Dave Welch has been missing since September 2nd when left his home in Manhattan in his maroon 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan with Kansas license plate # 577 FLR. He was reported missing that day but police were not concerned for his safety at that time. When he did not return home by the following day police were called again. Neither he or his van have been located yet. Dave's wife is an author and professor at Kansas State University and was a professor of mine a number of years ago. Dave and his wife have four sons and his family is very worried about him.

    Here's an article about Dave's disappearance, I will post a picture of him when I'm not posting from my phone.
    http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/M...224258151.html


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    FINALLY.....I have been getting FB posts on this for almost two weeks, and media didn't seem to be covering it at all so I could not post any information. Thanks for starting this, I searched before posting a new thread and found it was already here.


    https://www.facebook.com/KansasMissingAndUnsolved


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    Message sent from his wife who is a professor at Kansas State University:

    “Dave, Sweetheart, if you see or hear this…..just know that we are all here waiting with open arms for you to return. I know you’re hurting….but we’re a great team, you and me, and we’ve weathered worse storms than what you’re going through now. After 37 years together, you’re half my heart and right now I can only take it minute by minute. I need you home. The grandbaby needs her Papa home. WE LOVE YOU. Please, please, please come back to us.”


    He has not had his medication and may be suffering from dementia.

    http://www.hayspost.com/2013/09/19/s...-man-underway/


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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    FINALLY.....I have been getting FB posts on this for almost two weeks, and media didn't seem to be covering it at all so I could not post any information. Thanks for starting this, I searched before posting a new thread and found it was already here.


    https://www.facebook.com/KansasMissingAndUnsolved
    I had also been seeing it on facebook and hearing around town that he was missing but couldn't figure out why there was no media about it, so when I saw an article yesterday I jumped on the chance to start a thread and get his name out. Thank you for posting the missing poster that has a pic of him and the article with quote from his wife. Her message to him breaks my heart to read. I'm sad to hear he may have dementia at 54, so young for that! I wonder why police don't put out a silver alert for him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    Message sent from his wife who is a professor at Kansas State University:

    “Dave, Sweetheart, if you see or hear this…..just know that we are all here waiting with open arms for you to return. I know you’re hurting….but we’re a great team, you and me, and we’ve weathered worse storms than what you’re going through now. After 37 years together, you’re half my heart and right now I can only take it minute by minute. I need you home. The grandbaby needs her Papa home. WE LOVE YOU. Please, please, please come back to us.”


    He has not had his medication and may be suffering from dementia.

    http://www.hayspost.com/2013/09/19/s...-man-underway/
    This is heartbreaking.
    "All your life, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain, it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream—a dream that you had inside a locked room. A dream about being a person.” - True Detective

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    Dave is still missing. I haven't found any new msm about him but his wife has said on facebook that he has not used his credit cards at all. He may have been sighted in Great Bend, Liberal and Haysville Kansas. Hopefully these sightings are actually him and someone can help him come home to his family.


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    Find Dave Welch facebook page, no new info on it yet but some more pictures of. If you have facebook please share, especially sleuthers in Kansas or Oklahoma.

    https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/findd..._user=17002105


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    I am from Emporia, not far from Manhattan. I blogged about this case today. There are way to many unanswered questions and I have a feeling Dr. Welch could be doing more to get this in the press. Someone knows where Dave is.
    http://www.thenilaughed.com/2013/09/...ave-welch.html


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    My ex- lives in Manhattan and hadn't even heard of the case, and she's a pretty "newsy" type of person.


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    I would agree. This could be all over the news if she wanted it to be.


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    Interesting Post

    https://www.facebook.com/finddavewelch Did you see the posts on the facebook page. Looks like a reporter has been attempting to contact Kelly with no response from her. If a reporter wants to do a show on your missing husband how do you not respond????


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    Quote Originally Posted by KansasMama View Post
    I am from Emporia, not far from Manhattan. I blogged about this case today. There are way to many unanswered questions and I have a feeling Dr. Welch could be doing more to get this in the press. Someone knows where Dave is.
    http://www.thenilaughed.com/2013/09/...ave-welch.html
    KansasMama I have read your blog before! I love blogs about adoption and I'm sure that's why I have read it before. I do agree that its odd that Kelly hasn't been doing more to get her husbands story out there especially because she is an outspoken person who is well known here. They also have 4 sons who I believe are all adults now who could be speaking out and trying to get more media attention.

    I just saw on facebook that there was a possible sighting of him in Pittsburgh, Ks.
    Last edited by ksprincess; 10-02-2013 at 09:30 PM. Reason: spelling


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    WHERE IS DAVE?


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    I just saw the possible sighting information too! What is odd is that the page admins were asking people if it had been reported to police, etc. Wouldn't Kelly or the admins be the ones to be reporting? This whole thing blows my mind. It just feels so backwards and unorganized. If this was my husband I would be calling law enforcement in every town in Kansas, dropping off flyers, something. No one seems to know what in the heck is going on.

    And thanks so much for visiting my blog. Such a small world! :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by KansasMama View Post
    I just saw the possible sighting information too! What is odd is that the page admins were asking people if it had been reported to police, etc. Wouldn't Kelly or the admins be the ones to be reporting? This whole thing blows my mind. It just feels so backwards and unorganized. If this was my husband I would be calling law enforcement in every town in Kansas, dropping off flyers, something. No one seems to know what in the heck is going on.

    And thanks so much for visiting my blog. Such a small world! :-)
    It is odd. But I suppose - well, what do I suppose. It's just odd.

    I see someone from my old school, Pittsburg State, has volunteered to help.

    And meanwhile, in Manhattan, my ex- has still heard nothing about this except what I told her on FB the other night.


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