UPDATE: Missing Savannah man found in North Dakota Saturday

The Savannah Police Department was searching for a 70-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday and he was located on Saturday in North Dakota.

Posted: Dec 25, 2020 5:45 PM
Updated: Dec 26, 2020 11:27 PM

(SAVANNAH, Mo.) The Savannah Police Department was searching for a 70-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday and he was fortunately located on Saturday in North Dakota.

Edward Krueger, of Savannah, was last seen in Wisconsin on the morning of Dec. 22.

Members of his church, Cornerstone Church, said he had taken a trip to visit his sister in Oregon but had decided to turn around when he realized he didn't have enough money to go all the way.

Church Pastor Ron Parker said authorities called him Monday to say they had found Krueger in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Law enforcement had stopped Krueger because of reports he was driving erratically, Parker said. Krueger and his truck had come away unscathed after hitting a guardrail. Authorities told Parker they would take and pay for him to stay in a motel for the night so he could get some sleep. Parker said he worried that Krueger's disoriented driving was the result of a lack of diabetes medication which he needed.

On Tuesday morning, the Pastor said, Krueger was given directions to take the I-94 to the I-90 and get off at I-35. Family and Parker had also wired Krueger money through Western Union which he could pick up at a Walgreens right next to I-94. When he didn't return home Tuesday night, family and church friends again alerted the police.

Friday night a Silver Advisory was put out for Krueger and less than 24-hours later he was found at the Canadian border in North Dakota. Friends and family said Saturday that he is safe and sound and that they are working with authorities to get Krueger back to his home in Savannah.

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