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Missing Kzoo man located unharmed in Georgia

Posted: 1:47 PM, Feb 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-06 22:31:07-05

Kirk Janson

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A 70-year-old man who was missing from Kalamazoo was located in Georgia on Wednesday.

Kirk Janson had last been seen leaving his residence in the 900 block of Grant Street Monday at about 3 p.m.

His family told police he suffers from a severe bipolar disorder and they think he may be “having an episode.” He had left the house to “take a short drive” but did not return.

Janson was last known to be driving his dark green 2000 Subaru Legacy, with Michigan license BND667. The vehicle was spotted about 5:00 p.m. Monday heading east on I-94.

Family told police that they don’t know why he’d be going that direction.

Janson is described as being about 5’7″ tall, 150 lbs., with a short grey beard and hair. He is “hunched” over and has a right prosthetic leg. He was last known to be wearing brown pants and a brown leather jacket.

Anyone with information should call KDPS at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.