Search Continues for Missing Elderly Man, Help Requested of Public
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for the Missing/ Endangered person, Richard (Dick) Parker.
Mr. Parker was last seen at the Mountain View Lodge area on April 25, 2010, around 5:00 a.m., by two fishermen. At the time he was seen, he appeared to be confused or lost. The fishermen were unaware that Mr. Parker was suffering from his medical conditions, which are Dementia, Type 2 Diabetes, and high blood pressure. He was last seen sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Mountain View Lodge.
Owners of the Mountain View Lodge discovered the vehicle unoccupied later. The vehicle sat there for several days and no one moved the vehicle or attempted to claim the vehicle. Unaware of the fishermen’s sighting, the lodge had the vehicle towed. The report of a missing person did not reach the Brown County Sheriff’s Office until May 11th, after finding the vehicle in a local vehicle impound. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of numerous agencies and volunteers, has been searching this entire area by horse, ATV, foot, and helicopter since Wednesday, May 12th.