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Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 17th, 2019 :: 05:44 p.m. EDT


Update on Missing Person

Cass County Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports that endangered missing person, Larry Waldschmidt, has been found. Unfortunately, he was deceased in Penn Twp of Cass County.

It appears that Mr Wadschmidt pulled into a residence on Kelsey Lake St west of Decatur Rd where the owners were not staying during this incident. His vehicle appeared parked in the driveway as it belonged, so it was not suspicious.

Larry Waldschmidt, 78 yrs old of Dowagiac, was reported missing on Wednesday March 27, 2019. He was considered endangered due to him being insulin dependent diabetic and Alzheimer’s patient. He went missing with a white Ford Escape. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

Dozens tips from around the State were given as possible sighting but after being investigated were unfounded. The family and Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the news media, friends, and first responders that have helped in the search for Larry.

Richard J. Behnke
Cass County Office of Sheriff
321 M 62 North
Cassopolis, MI 49031
(269)445-1201 (269)445-0036 fax

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

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Non-emergencies: 269-445-1560

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