UPDATE: Statewide Silver Alert Cancelled

A statewide Silver Alert has been cancelled. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation that 59-year-old Kenneth Klenklen of Ozawkie was discovered deceased Tuesday in a remote area of western Jefferson County.

Klenklen has been missing since Wednesday of last week.

Should anyone have any further information in regards to Mr. Klenklen`s disappearance, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 785-863-2351.

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ORIGINAL: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issue a statewide silver alert for a missing Ozawkie man.

The whereabouts of 59-year-old Kenneth Klenklen are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. The Sheriff’s Office first issued the silver alert to local media on Friday, but Klenklen has not be located, so the silver alert has been expanded to a statewide alert

Klenklen is a vulnerable, older white male, who is 59-years-old.  Klenklen is 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 155 lbs. He has blue eyes and gray hair. Kenneth suffers from Dementia, Parkinson’s disease and has other health issues.

Klenklen was last known to be at the Jefferson West Junction Convenience Store in Meriden, at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.  Klenklen was last seen wearing black shoes, black pants, a black t-shirt, and a blue unbuttoned short-sleeve shirt.

Klenklen was driving his black with tan trim 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition bearing Kansas License Plate 246 MUZ. Klenklen is known to frequent the Ozawkie American Legion and the bars in Oskaloosa.  Klenklen has also been known to frequent the Prairie Band and Sac and Fox Casino’s in the past.

If you have any information, or see Kenneth Klenklen or his vehicle, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 785-863-2351 or your local law enforcement agency.