Moniteau County Man Sought

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Thursday, June 07 2007 Jun 7, 2007 Thursday, June 07, 2007 11:16:56 PM CDT June 07, 2007 in News

Family members last saw Vencil when they left for church Mother's Day weekend. When they got home, he was gone.

Vencil, 67, used to talk about moving away and his family wasn't sure when to take him seriously.

"Maybe this is one of the those when he said 'I want to move again.' And one time he did say, 'with or without your help I'm going to move one of these days,'" Leroy Moon, Vencil's brother, said.

Vencil's family worries about him moving without telling anyone because he suffers from schizophrenia and other mental problems.

"After about two or three days, we began to think, hey this is a little bit more serious," Leroy said.

Vencil's family reported him missing to the police on May 14. He lived across town in an assisted living apartment, but was visiting his brother and sister-in-law in the nearby Clarksburg area the weekend he went missing. Vencil lived at Bristol Manor for almost a year before he went missing.

The manager of Bristol Manor declined an interview because of patient confidentiality.

After almost four weeks, contacting the media is a last ditch effort for the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department.

"We've exhausted almost everything we can think of. We're pretty desperate at this point," Moniteau County Captain David Snellen said.

Vencil's family just wants him home safe and sound.

"The dreams I've had at night, I've found Vencil and he's in this city or that city, so even subconsciously it's been on my mind," Leroy Moon said.

Vencil is 5'8" and 190 pounds. He was last seen near Clarksburg, Missouri wearing black pants, a gray shirt and boots. He's mentally handicapped, diabetic and does not have many of his required medications with him. Family members say he frequents pawn shops and flea markets.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department at (573) 796-2525.

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