Body of missing Republic County man found

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Searchers in Republic County, Kansas have discovered the body of a man who had been the subject of a Silver Alert.

81-year-old Charles "CL" Adams was reported missing from his Cuba, Kansas home.   His van was found near his home.  Today searchers found Adams' body less than half a mile from where his body was found. 

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The public was asked to keep a lookout after a Silver Alert was reported Thursday night out of North Central Kansas.

 The Republic County Sheriff’s Office requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for an 81-year-old man who is missing from Cuba, Kansas.

On Tuesday, May 16, Charles “CL” Adams, age 81, went missing from his home in the rural Cuba area of Republic County. Charles recently suffered a stroke, and his family has not heard from him since Tuesday.

Mr. Adams is a white male, 5-foot-6 inches tall, with grey hair and hazel eyes. He weighs approximately 165 pounds. He was wearing overalls at the time he disappeared.

The Republic County Sheriff’s Office located Charles’ van, a white 2002 dodge caravan, in the area of K-148 highway, near his home. The Republic County Sheriff’s Office, numerous other state and local agencies, and volunteers have searched the area and found no sign of him. Authorities believe that Charles may have been picked up by a motorist and traveled outside of the immediate area. He could be confused or disoriented. 

The Republic County Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s assistance locating anyone who may have seen Mr. Adams since Tuesday, or who has information regarding his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call the Republic County Sheriff’s Office at 785-527-5655.

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