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UPDATE: Located Safe – Silver Alert Issued For Missing Salina Man

SHAWNEE COUNTY – The Salina Police Department reported that 68-year-old Knute Willison was located safe this morning in Topeka. The statewide silver alert has been canceled. Thank you for your assistance during the silver alert.


SALINE COUNTY – The Salina Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a man missing from Salina. 

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

Willison has been missing since Nov. 4. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, a camo jacket, jeans, and a gold, square pinky ring. Willison is possibly driving a silver Saturn Aura with Kansas Tag 936KVN. The vehicle was last seen on Nov. 5, traveling east on I-70 near Junction City. 

He is a white male, 6 ft. tall, and weighing approximately 235 lbs. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Willison suffers from schizophrenia and dementia. He does not have his medication. 

If you locate Willison, or have information about his whereabouts, please immediately contact the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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