Tomah Police cancel statewide alert for missing veteran

(Source: WOIO)
Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 5:10 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A statewide alert has been canceled for a missing veteran from Tomah last seen on Friday, who is believed to have taken a car from his parent’s home in Portage.

According to a release Tuesday morning from the Tomah Police Department, the 51-year-old has been found safe by the Pojoaque Tribal Police Department near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Authorities say he has been released by direction of officials with Eau Claire County.

The Tomah Police Department sent out the Green Alert for Helmbrecht on Monday. The staff at the group home told police he had “not been acting like his usual self” lately and that he was last seen at the home Friday.

Officers were also told the man’s parent’s car was missing from their home in Portage and believe he is the one that took it.

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