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Search continues for 70-year-old North Buffalo farmer

Chuck Biedka
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Susan Levy and her tracking dog Woody from the Somerset County Tactical Search Team help search for Paul Walker, who has been missing since Tuesday, in North Buffalo, Armstrong County, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Paul Walker
Paul Walker, missing in North Buffalo.

The search for a missing North Buffalo man continued Wednesday.

As of this afternoon, there was no sign of Paul Walker, 70, a farmer last seen Tuesday afternoon, according to an Armstrong County 911 dispatcher. Police suspect he suffers from dementia.

For the second day, the search involved people on the ground, bloodhounds and other search dogs, a drone and a state police helicopter, the dispatcher said.

Walker was last seen about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at his farm on Walker Road.

He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light tan, hooded coat with blue jeans.

North Buffalo police are being assisted by state police.

State police Sgt. Rocco Russo said a state police helicopter flew over the search area Tuesday night. Heat-seeking equipment didn’t reveal Walker’s location.

Russo said Walker’s case is unrelated to the December disappearance of Kenneth L. Himes, 70, of Pittsburgh, who was last seen at his brother’s home along Codogan Slate Lick Road in South Buffalo. He had been visiting for Christmas.

Police said Himes is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing all black. There is a reward for information about Himes’ whereabouts.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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