Silver Alert August 7, 2017


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

5’9” Tall

275 Pounds/Large Frame

Gray Hair/Crew Cut Hair Style

Brown Eyes

Black Slacks


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.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department