UPDATE: 84-year-old Shiawassee man who went missing has been located

Steve Janicek was last seen driving a blue 20212 Chevy Silverado.
Steve Janicek was last seen driving a blue 20212 Chevy Silverado.(WILX)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT
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UPDATE: Steve Janicek has returned home safely. The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office thanked everyone who spread the word.

“He has returned home,” the Sheriff’s office wrote on social media. “Thank you for all the shares!”

The original story is included below.

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Steve Janicek has gone missing, and authorities are concerned due to medical conditions he suffers from.

The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help in finding Janicek, 84, who went missing from his home in Caledonia Township on Monday.

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Police say he has dementia and is insulin dependent. That makes his missing status particularly dangerous, since he may not have the medication he needs, or may not remember to take it.

Janicek may have been confused when he left his residence at 9:30 a.m. At the time, he was wearing red and black flannel, jeans, black slip-on shoes and a Bellinger’s baseball hat.

He was last seen headed east on Lytle Rd from M-71. He was driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado, light blue in color, with a black cover over the cargo bed.

The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office has asked that anyone who spots Janicek to please dial 911.


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