Missing 72-year-old Allegan County man has been found

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 15:11:59-04

UPDATE: At about 11 a.m. Sunday, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office released the following update:

“Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, Mr. Oviedo was located.  He is doing well and was transported to the hospital to be checked at the family’s request.”


FENNVILLE, Mich — Police are searching for 72 year-old Jose Oviedo, Sr.  a man with Dementia who went missing from his home near Ganges Township.

Police officials gave FOX 17 this description of Oviedo:

  • 5’5″
  • Hispanic male
  • Very short green and grey hair
  • Some facial hair
  • Tattoo: L-O-V-E on the knuckles of his right hand
  • Last seen wearing blue jeans and a light blue t-shirt

His family believes Oviedo may have wandered into the woods near the 1400 block of 64th Street. He walks with an awkward gait which may put him at risk for a fall.

Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for Oviedo using multiple K-9 units, an air and ground search, as well as dive teams searching nearby bodies of water.

Through the night the search will be aided by Michigan State Police using helicopters with infrared cameras.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department.