More pictures of missing Gaines Township man

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 11:42:44-04

Russell Anderson

Retail store surveillance picture

Retail store surveillance picture

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 – Investigators’ efforts to locate 56-year-old Russell Anderson have been extensive and are ongoing. Recently detectives located surveillance video from a Gaines Township retail store that shows what Anderson was last seen wearing before he disappeared (above). The images were taken at 10:48 a.m. March 18 and he did not return home after these images were taken. Anderson was seen riding his bicycle near Kalamazoo Ave SE between 44th and 68th Street SE shortly after leaving the store. If you have any information that could help investigators locate Russell Anderson, please call Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.


GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Kent County Sheriff is asking for help in finding a missing man.

Russell Anderson, 56, left his house in Gaines Township on a bicycle Monday morning at about 9:00 a.m. and did not return home. Anderson reportedly rides most mornings looking for returnable cans. He usually returns home to take care of his ailing father.

Anderson was last known to be wearing an orange, reflective vest and jeans.  He was also likely wearing a hooded sweatshirt, but the color isn’t known. He was riding a mountain bike, but the make and color are also not known.

Anyone who sees Anderson or knows of his whereabouts should call 616-632-6339 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

The above photo of Anderson is three to four years old, but is the most recent, according to deputies.