Arenac County hunters asked to look out for missing 74-year-old with dementia
(11/14/2018) - The firearm deer hunting season begins tomorrow and hunters heading north are being asked to be on the lookout for a missing man.
Albert Schiller, 74, has dementia and has gone missing in the past but has been quickly found.
Until this time.
A week ago, Schiller was seen raking his leaves on Grove Road near his house north of Standish. The rake can still be seen leaning up against a tree.
"He could be at this point anywhere in Arenac County or beyond," Arenac County Undersheriff Don McIntyre said.
Schiller lives alone. His family called police on Nov. 7 when he wasn't at home.
"Immediately that night we started a pretty frantic search that evening. We had K-9s out there," McIntyre said.
That search was done in woods which surrounds Schiller's home. The Michigan State Police helicopter has been used as well, but McIntyre said there has been no sign of Schiller.
"We've checked that same area four or five times with multiple different dogs," he said.
Schiller is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. Someone reported seeing him a few days after he was reported missing, but that was far from the woods near his home.
"They saw him walking just outside Standish city, so that has expanded the area where he could possibly be at this time," McIntyre said.
Traffic was heavy in the Standish area Wednesday as hunters head north for the start of the firearm deer hunting season on Thursday. McIntyre is hoping more people in the area will help police find Schiller.
"All of Arenac County -- if you are going out and hunting in Arenac County -- keep your eyes peeled and please be vigilant," he said. "If you notice anything, give us a call at the sheriffs department and we would love to take a look."