Lusk PD and family ask for help in locating man who’s been missing for 2 weeks

(Lusk, Wyo.) – The Lusk Police Department and family are asking for helping in locating Kenneth VanBuskirk, 54, who has been missing for two weeks. VanBuskirk was reportedly last seen in Lusk at his home on July 28.

Family reports that one tip indicates he might have been seen the same day in a blue pickup, but police have been unable to confirm that information. Lusk PD Assistant Chief Jim Frye said Search & Rescue has been combing the area and working the case for the last week and a half, but all leads have led to dead ends. He reportedly does not have a driver’s license and was known to walk on foot.

VanBuskirk is about 160 lbs., 5′ 8.5″ tall, balding on top and generally wears a backwards baseball cap. His family reports that he has gray hair with a little brown, and may or may not have facial hair. Family reports that VanBuskirk  suffers from lung cancer, arthritis, depression and hip and back pain. He occasionally wears dentures and may be using a walking cane.

Frye said VanBuskirk is known to have spent time in Lander and Riverton in the past and has family in the Thermopolis area.

Anyone with information as to VanBuskirk’s whereabouts are encouraged to call Niobrara County Dispatch at 307-334-2212.

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