For Immediate Release
August 7, 2017
Silver Alert Issued
The Fort Wayne Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for:
Robert Lee Runyen Male White 78-Years of Age
275 Pounds/Large Frame
Gray Hair/Crew Cut Hair Style
White Tennis Shoes
Vehicle: Dark Blue 4-Door 2004 Buick Le Sabre
Illinois License Plate Number 203711
Mr. Runyen was last seen yesterday Sunday, August 6th at approximately 9:00 a.m. driving his Buick Le Sabre southbound on Interstate 69 near the 302 Exit. Mr. Runyen was returning home to Maroa, Illinois and should have arrived at that location at approximately 2:00 p.m. Sunday but has not been seen sense the 9:00 a.m. Sunday.
Mr. Runyen is being treated for Cognitive Decline and is on medication for this disorder. He also is being treated for Hypertension. Mr. Runyen did not take his meds and the fear is that he has become confused and in need of immediate assistance. Should anyone observe or come into contact with Mr. Runyen they are asked to call 911 immediately.
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department