UPDATE: St. Charles Police Find Missing Alzheimer's Patient

UPDATE: St. Charles Police Find Missing Alzheimer’s Patient


A missing Alzheimer’s patient has been found and transferred to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital for evaluation.

Robert “Bob” Muenster

According to a city of St. Charles Facebook post, Robert “Bob” Muenster, 71, had been missing since around 8:45 p.m. Monday (April 3, 2021), when he left the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center, 10 N. Peck Road, on foot.

Muenster was then seen at around 9 p.m. Monday, walking east on IL Route 64 near Barbara Ann Drive.

He was found at around 7:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 4, 2021) by members of the Illinois Search and Rescue Council in a wooded area southwest of West Main Street (IL Route 64) and Oak Street.

“Bob has been found,” the city of St. Charles reported via Facebook. “He is conscious and alert and being transported to the hospital for evaluation.”

St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan had been seeking the public’s help in locating the missing Alzheimer’s patient.

Keegan had asked anyone who may have seen Muenster to call 911. At least 77 people had commented on Facebook.

“Thank you to all who shared this post and those involved in the search,” St. Charles officials said.

The effort included assistance from the following agencies:

St. Charles Fire Department, St. Charles Emergency Management Agency, Kane County OEM, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Mc Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department, Batavia Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, St. Charles Park District, and The Illinois Search and Rescue Council.

SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release

St. Charles Police Facebook Post