On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 10:51 a.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from the 13600 block of S. Avenue 29E. Upon arrival, deputies met with the reporting party who stated that the missing person, identified as Kenneth Richard Oatney, 67, of Yuma, left his residence on Wednesday 20, 2019 at approximately 7:00 a.m. He left his residence in a 1977 blue in color Ford truck which was later located in the area of Avenue 49E and County 4 th Street. Mr. Oatney is described as a white male, 6’3 tall, approximately 185 pounds, gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid flannel jacket, blue jeans and gray Wrangler slip on shoes. Mr. Oatney suffers from schizophrenia and dementia.
Mr. Oatney was located on 04-06-19 at 0800 hours by Mohawk rest stop maintenance workers at the rest stop on I-8 milepost 52. He was found deceased.