Silver Alert issued for missing Poynette man


POYNETTE, Wis. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a Poynette man who went missing on Christmas.

According to a message from the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network, neighbors said they saw Kenneth R. Nelson, 68, leaving his apartment complex at 202 Hillside Terrace at around 6:30 p.m. Authorities said he never returned home and left his cellphone at his apartment.

Officials said that, while he does have a medical pendant, the batteries have died and they are unable to ping his phone or contact him through the pendant.

Nelson is 5 feet tall, and weighs 200 pounds and blue eyes, short gray hair and a full-face beard.

He also has a scar on his abdomen that is 2-3 inches, as well as scars on both calves that are about 2 inches long.

According to an updated message from WCAN, he was last seen wearing a red Santa jacket and an orange bomber hat.

Nelson drives a silver Chevrolet Impala with the Wisconsin license plate 775RAX.

Anyone with information about Nelson’s whereabouts can call the Poynette Police Department at 608-742-4166.



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