(UPDATE, 2:59 pm) Benjamin has been found and is safe. The GFPD says that tips from the public played a critical role in locating Benjamin. No other details have been released.
(1st REPORT, 12:02 pm) The Great Falls Police Department has issued a missing person alert for 65year old Benjamin Bowers.
Bowers was dropped off at Walmart (701 Smelter Avenue NE) on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at about 10:25 a.m. He was seen on camera leaving the premises heading south in his red electric wheel chair at approximately 11:20 a.m.
That was the last time Bowers was seen; he did not meet his scheduled pick-up at 12:30 p.m.
- 65 years old
- 5’7” tall
- 190 pounds (medium build)
- Light gray hair
- Medium-length beard
He was wearing a navy blue jacket, gray shirt, blue jeans, gray sneakers, a green and yellow "Green Bay" ball cap, and headphones.
The GFPD is concerned for his safety, as he is reliant on medications and reportedly does not have any family in the area.
Here is a photo of Benjamin from 2017:
About one hour after the GFPD issued the alert, the Montana Department of Justice issued a Missing/Endangered Person Advisory for Benjamin. The advisory notes: "Due to physical disabilities, Benjamin uses an electric wheelchair with an 8-hour charge and did not take his charger with him."
If you know where Benjamin is, or if you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call 911 or contact the GFPD on Facebook.