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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Friday March 29th, 2019 :: 04:53 p.m. EDT


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Update on Missing Person Cass County Michigan

The Cass County Sheriff's Office continues to search for the missing subject Larry Waldschmidt. He has not been located yet and we have received information from his family that they had applied for the Handicap plate that was originally put out as being on the vehicle he is driving, but they had not received it in the mail yet. The Michigan Registration affixed to the vehicle is the old plate, ARW421. Both registrations have been entered into our Law Enforcement Information Network and will come back with a hit for the Missing Persons Alert but the media should be advised the registration on the vehicle is ARW421. In addition the Sheriff's office has received numerous tips from the Silver Alert sent out and has followed up on every one of those tips with negative results as of this time. We have received tips from areas with in Cass County all the way to Kent County North of Grand Rapids. A Helicopter search done by Med Flight Emergency services was conducted as well as a Bloodhound search of the missing person's neighborhood. The Postal Services, Bus Garages, Road Commission and area Hospitals have all been notified and the media notice has been expanded from the Michigan's 5th District to the 6th District as well and notices being sent out by the 5th district regional health department who sent the information out to all of the hospitals in the 5th district and were working on expanding that info to the 6th district. Elkhart County and Indiana local Hospitals were also notified of the missing person information as well. The Cass County Sheriff's Office continues to search for Larry Waldschmidt and appreciates any tips or information the public can provide to assist in locating him. If you see Larry Waldschmitdt or his 2002 Ford Escape with Mi Registration ARW421 please contact Cass County Central Dispatch at 269 445 1205.

Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
321 Michigan 62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 269-445-1560

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