Police seek tips for missing Winnipeg senior, likely in Oak Bluff, Morden overnight

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing senior who may be in rural Manitoba. 

Elmer Shrumm, 75, is six feet tall, 140 pounds and thin with shaggy grey hair, balding on top.

Police believe Shrumm was in the Oak Bluff area around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday and the Morden area around 2:55 a.m.

Police asked the public to look for a 2008 Ford Escape, red in colour, with Manitoba licence plate HNS463, which Shrumm is believed to be driving. The vehicle may be parked or stuck on lesser travelled roads, back lanes or on a rural property in rural Manitoba, police said in a Saturday afternoon update.

A silver alert — issued when a vulnerable adult is reported missing — was sent out early Saturday morning.

Prior to this, Shrumm was last seen in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood at around 9 p.m. on Friday. Police said he left home to run an errand and never returned.

He was wearing a black and red checkered jacket with a blue vest underneath and blue slip-on runners at the time.

The Winnipeg Police Service said they are concerned for Shrumm’s well-being and ask anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

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