CANCELLED: Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Manhattan man

RILEY COUNTY – The Riley County Police Department reported that Ray Newman was located safe in Republic County.

Thanks for your assistance during the alert. The statewide silver alert is now canceled.

RILEY COUNTY – The Riley County Police Department requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Manhattan man.

Ray Newman

The whereabouts of 77-year-old Ray G. Newman are unknown, and public assistance is requested to help locate him.

Ray is likely driving a silver 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe bearing Kansas tag 815NXM. The vehicle has white sticker decals in its rear window, and one reads β€œGerman Shepherd Dad.” He was last seen around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, driving east toward Manhattan, Kansas from Riley, Kansas, near the 6400 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd., in Manhattan.

Ray is described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 11 inches tall, and weighing around 180 pounds. He has hazel eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeve pearl snap shirt, jeans and brown cowboy boots. Ray is displaying early signs of dementia.


If you see Ray Newman, please call 911 immediately. If you have other information about his whereabouts, please call the Riley County Police Department at (785) 537-2112.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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 2020 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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