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Gale Ralph Keilman

Missing Person Case September 2021

Keilman, approximately 2015

Date reported missing : 08/17/2015

Missing location (approx) :
Peabody, Kansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'7, 135 - 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black coat and black shorts.
Medical conditions : Keilman is mute, but not deaf, and communicates using sign languAge at the time of disappearance: and writing. He developed severe schizophrenia after he was in a high-voltAge at the time of disappearance: electrocution accident in 1980, and he was left partially paralyzed from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1983. He needs medication which he doesn't have him; without it he may become disoriented and frightened.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Keilman goes by his middle name, Ralph. He has scars on the backs of his legs from skin grafting, and a scar on the top of his head. His right hand and arm are paralyzed and as a result his right fingers curl inward; it's hard for him to straighten them. He drools and may hold a rag to his mouth to catch it.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Keilman was last seen at the Peabody Health and Rehabilitation facility where he lived in Peabody, Kansas on August 17, 2015. He apparently climbed the tall wooden fence surrounding the patio and left the property shortly before 10:30 p.m. Someone saw him leave and told the staff, who called the police a few minutes later. Keilman has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

Other information and links : ncy

Peabody Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 25% of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
The Hillsboro Free Press
The Hillsboro Star-Journal
The Peabody Gazette-Bulletin

October 12, 2004. January 24, 2021; Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.