FOUND: A Liberal, MO man with episodes of dementia has been found


Courtesy of Barton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

UPDATE: 9:00 AM Tuesday — The Barton County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Shomin has been found and is safe.

UPDATE 11:00pm Monday — The Barton County Sheriff’s Office says a missing Liberal, Missouri man was spotted Monday at a store in Camden County.

Authorities say 77-year-old John Shomin was in the Macks Creeks area.

Store camera captured Shomin shortly before 5:30pm on Monday.

If you have family or friends in the Camden County area we are asking for this to be shared in that area, and also areas even along 54 hwy.


The Missouri Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert

LAMAR, Mo. — A 77-year-old Liberal, Missouri man, John Shomin, has been missing since 8:00 A.M. February 17th, 2020.

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Courtesy of Barton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

When Linda Shomin, John Shomin’s wife, returned home around 12:00 P.M., John was not home and has not returned home.

He was last wearing coveralls, white hat with a black front, driving a 2015 Navy Blue Ford pickup.

John has had recent episodes with dementia and could be headed to Girard, Kansas.

John is typically in bed around 7:00 P.M. and this is out of his character. At this time, we do not have a picture of the truck.

If you have any information regarding John Shomin or his whereabouts, contact the Barton County Sheriff’s Office at 417-682-5541.

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