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SILVER ALERT: Authorities Seek Missing Onaga Man

Pottawatomie County authorities are asking the public for assistance locating a missing Onaga man. Onaga Police Chief Dan Costlow reports that 67-year-old Melvin Potter went missing at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday.

Melvin Potter
Melvin Potter

The report indicates that Potter left his home to run an errand and didn’t return.

Potter suffers from Dementia and is without his medication. He also has a history of going missing, and has traveled in the past several states away, not knowing why he was there.

Melvin was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red flannel shirt with brown patches on the sleeves. He has a belt buckle that says “Oklahoma” on it. He walks with a limp due to a previous injury.

Melvin could be traveling in a silver 1996 Dodge truck with Kansas license plate 385 DPQ.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Melvin Potter, please contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 457-3353.

Photo Courtesy of WIBW-TV Topeka

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.