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GFPD safely locates missing 22-year-old man

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 01:48:23-04
Brandon Zinke, a 22-year-old man who is mentally disabled, was last seen yesterday at 11 a.m. in Great Falls. (Courtesy: GFPD)


(UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.) GFPD officers successfully located Zinke on Saturday afternoon. 

The 22-year-old man was reported missing for over 24 hours. He was found at a friend’s house. A social media update from GFPD details that Zinke has now been safely reunited with his family.

“Thank you for your immense support and efforts to help locate Brandon,” GFPD wrote.

(1st report)

GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Police Department (GFPD) is asking for the community’s help to locate a missing 22-year-old, mentally disabled man.

Brandon Zinke was last seen at approximately 11 a.m. Friday, according to a Facebook post from GFPD Saturday morning, after telling his mother he was going to “walk on Central Avenue.”

Zinke is a white male with brown hair and a beard. He was last known to be wearing a blue tank top and gray shorts, according to GFPD. His attire may also include black slip-on shoes with white soles.

Approximately 6 feet, 7 inches tall and 200 pounds, Zinke is described by GFPD as “very friendly” and someone who will “gladly strike up a conversation with anyone.” His mental capacity, as explained by GFPD on social media, is proportionate to that of a 14-year-old.

Zinke does not live in Great Falls. He is visiting from out of town with his family, GFPD reports.

GFPD noted that Zinke’s above-average height “will hopefully make him easy to spot.”

If you have any knowledge of Zinke’s whereabouts, call 911 immediately.

UPDATE! BRANDON IS FOUND SAFE. SPO O'Meara reports Brandon was found at a friend's house and has been safely reunited…

Posted by Great Falls MT Police Department on Saturday, June 29, 2019