Apr 12, 2021 7:30 PM

KBI: Silver Alert canceled for missing Kan. man

Posted Apr 12, 2021 7:30 PM
Gatlin -photo KBI
Gatlin -photo KBI

PRATT COUNTY – The Pratt Police Department reported that 68-year-old Kenneth Gatlin was located deceased on Monday.

Just after 12:30p.m. Monday, Mr. Gatlin was discovered  in rural Pratt County, northwest of Pratt, according to a media release from the KBI.

He was found when a landowner contacted the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office.  There was no indication of foul play, but an autopsy will be conducted.


PRATT COUNTY – On April 8, the Pratt Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a man missing from Pratt. 

The whereabouts of 68-year-old Kenneth E. Gatlin are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

On Saturday, police in Pratt asked that everyone check the immediate property where they live and any land they may have. Pratt Police Department police officers have been working around the clock looking for Mr. Gatlin by both foot and car. Officers have checked park trails, walked railroad tracks, walked the drainage ditches, walked and driven alleys and everything in between. Police also had the help of the Pratt County Sheriffs Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the KBI.

Gatlin was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, when it is believed he walked away from his care facility in Pratt. He was wearing a red and white jacket, khaki pants, cowboy boots, and a red hat.

Gatlin is a white male, approximately 5 ft.10 in. tall, weighing 190 lbs. He has blue eyes and red hair. Gatlin suffers from dementia and has difficulty communicating with others.

If you see Kenneth Gatlin, or know his whereabouts, please immediately contact the Pratt Police Department at 620-672-5551.