Statewide Silver Alert canceled, Pratt man found deceased

Statewide Silver Alert for Kenneth Gatlin, reported missing from Pratt.
Statewide Silver Alert for Kenneth Gatlin, reported missing from Pratt.(KBI)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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PRATT COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A Silver Alert was canceled Monday for a missing Pratt County man.

The Pratt Police Department said that 68-year-old Kenneth Gatlin was found dead Monday afternoon in rural Pratt County, northwest of Pratt, around 12:30 p.m.

He was found when a landowner contacted the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office.

Police and the KBI said there was no indication of foul play, but an autopsy will be conducted.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police in Pratt are asking residents to check their property and any land they have for 68-year-old Kenneth Gatlin. He’s been Thursday morning. Police say officers have been working around the clock by car and on foot. They’ve checked park trails, railroad tracks, drainage ditches and more, but have not found Gatlin. Police Chief Nate Humble says any help the public can provide would be greatly appreciated.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued for a 68-year-old man reported missing from Pratt.

“The whereabouts of 68-year-old Kenneth E. Gatlin are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him,” the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said.

Gatlin was last seen about 10: 30 a.m. Thursday, April 8. The KBI said it’s believed he walked away from his care facility in Pratt. He was last seen wearing a red and white jacket, khaki pants, cowboy boots and a red hat.

Gatlin stands about 5′10 and weighs about 190 pounds.

He has blue eyes and red hair. The KBI said Gatlin suffers from dementia, and has difficulty communicating with others.

If you see Gatlin, or know where he could be, call the Pratt Police Department at 620-672-5551 or 911.

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