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March 24, 2013

Police continue search for Jimmy Peel

DUNCAN — Nearly nine hours after a local woman last saw her husband, Duncan Police received a dispatch call that she was concerned about her missing husband. They immediately began searching Saturday evening for the man, Jimmy Peel, 71, who lives in the Stagestand addition in north Duncan.

Duncan Sgt. Donny Foraker, who is in the detective division, told The Banner about 7 p.m. Saturday that the wife had gone to run errands about 8 a.m. Saturday. She returned home and thought her husband was napping, but around noon, when she went to check on him, he was nowhere to be found.

The dispatch call came in at 5:07 p.m. Saturday according to the DPD dispatch call logs.

Duncan patrol officers began looking for Peel but did not find him. His car and personal belongings were still at his home, which is listed as 2509 Stagestand, on his Oklahoma Driver License that was issued March 2, 2012. As the temperatures dropped Saturday night, officers increased their patrol in hopes of finding the elderly man, and a ‘Silver Alert’ had been issued.

Foraker said the woman told officers that her husband normally drives to the Chisholm Mall to walk. His car was at home when she came home.

DPD searched the entire home, neighborhood and other areas, including the mall, Foraker said, before spreading out their search.

Foraker said that according to Peel’s wife, her husband is in good shape, mentally and physically, other than some blood pressure problems at times. Mrs. Peel’s brother is also staying at the house, visiting and he did not realize either that his brother-in-law was missing, Foraker said.

Foraker said that the family is extremely concerned for Mr. Peel’s safety. He noted that Mr. Peel’s personal belongings were also at the house and so far there are no leads as to where he may be.

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