Search for Missing Kansas Man Underway UPDATE

12 Noon update  Dr. Kelly Welch, renowned professor at K-State, has offered a statement about her husband David Welch. Mr. Welch has been missing since September 2nd.

“Dave, Sweetheart, if you see or hear this…..just know that we are all here waiting with open arms for you to return. I know you’re hurting….but we’re a great team, you and me, and we’ve weathered worse storms than what you’re going through now. After 37 years together, you’re half my heart and right now I can only take it minute by minute. I need you home. The grandbaby needs her Papa home. WE LOVE YOU. Please, please, please come back to us.”

Please contact Riley County Police Department by phone at (785) 537-2112 with any information. RCPD is treating the situation as a normal missing person’s case, and no foul play is thought to be involved.


(AP) — An assistant professor at Kansas State University is asking for the public’s help to locate her husband, who hasn’t been seen since Sept. 2.Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 8.06.34 AM

Kelly Welch, with the university’s Department of Family Studies and Human Services, posted on Twitter Tuesday night that her husband, Dave Welch, has not had his medication and might be suffering from dementia.

He was driving a maroon 2000 Pontiac Montana with the Kansas tag number 577 FLR when he was last seen.

Riley County Officer Matthew Droge says police determined Dave Welch was not a crime victim and he had not done anything illegal by leaving. His name has been added to a national law enforcement database for missing people.