Silver Alert: Despite tips, searches, 77-year-old Mayville man hasn’t been found

John Bachhuber

John Bachhuber

DODGE COUNTY — Mayville police on Wednesday, Feb. 19 offered an update after a Silver Alert was issued Monday, Feb. 17 for 77-year-old John Bachhuber of Mayville. Despite leads and a search, police said Wednesday Bachhuber remained missing.

Bachhuber disappeared on Monday, and police searched his home before issuing the Silver Alert.

On Tuesday morning, two tips came in from citizens who said they saw Bachhuber walking southbound on State Highway 67 near Dunn Road between 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.

Mayville police and officials with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of that area using vehicles, via foot patrol, a drone, snowmobile patrols, and K-9 officers.

Sheriff’s officials said K-9 units picked up a short scent track on the east side of Highway 67, in between Dunn Road and Zion Church Road — but were unable to maintain the track.

An automated phone call was broadcast to neighbors within five miles of the search area — alerting them to check their property.

A two-mile canvass was conducted — focused on properties and outbuildings.

Officials said Bachhuber was last seen at Piggly Wiggly on Horicon Street in Mayville at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. He does not have a vehicle.

Bachhuber was described as a male, white, standing about 5’7″ tall, weighing 130 pounds, with gray hair, and blue eyes. He has missing teeth — and may be wearing prescription eyeglasses. He was last seen wearing a gray three-quarter-length coat.

Anyone with information on Mr. Bachhuber’s whereabouts was asked to please contact Mayville police.

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