Authorities search Tecumseh area for missing man in Silver Alert

News-Star staff
A search effort has been underway in Tecumseh for missing person Darrell Lamb.

An intensive search that began Monday continued into Tuesday in Tecumseh, where multiple law enforcement agencies and Oklahoma Search and Rescue teams helped search for a man missing in a Silver Alert.

Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney has been keeping the public informed through the department's Facebook page. He said Darrell Lamb, 60, was last seen around 2 a.m. Monday in the area of Prairie View Road and Bob Crouch. He was last seen wearing Green Bay Packers sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt; Kidney said he wasn't wearing shoes.

Kidney said Lamb is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and a coordinated search for him Monday and into Tuesday included many areas in and around Tecumseh being checked, including rural areas with many ponds and creeks. Searches were done by kayaks, the use of drones and other means.

A lot of drone activity and searches continued Tuesday as Oklahoma Search and Rescue teams planned coordinated searches on foot as law enforcement officers knocked on doors and checked in with residents.

Kidney said there has been an outpouring of support as they've tried to find Lamb and bring him home safely. 

By Tuesday afternoon, though, they still had no sightings or leads.

"We have done everything we can and have come up with no leads," Kidney said Tuesday afternoon, adding that authorities were planning to cancel search efforts. "We continue to ask the public if they see anyone matching his description to call our office."

Anyone with information can call Tecumseh police, 405-598-3755 or 405-598-2115. 

At press edition deadlines Tuesday afternoon, Lamb had still not been located, but any new information on this story will be updated on news-star.com.