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Reward hits $27,000 for info about elderly man last seen in South Buffalo

Mary Ann Thomas
Kenneth L. Himes

The family and personal care home of a missing elderly man have more than doubled a reward, now $27,000, for information leading to his whereabouts.

Kenneth “Kenny” Himes, 70, of Pittsburgh, who is autistic and has early-onset dementia, was last seen at his brother’s home along Cadogan-Slate Lick Road in South Buffalo between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 26. He left on foot.

Passavant Memorial Homes, Himes’ personal care home in Pittsburgh, announced Wednesday they were more than doubling the original reward from $12,000 to $25,000, plus $2,000 from Himes’ family for information regarding his whereabouts.

State police were hoping for more leads after the announcement of the initial reward was made several weeks ago. They got some calls, but not as many as they would have liked, according to state police Trooper Michael Graham, lead investigator.

A massive search for Himes was conducted in South Buffalo and near Ford City in the days after his disappearance. It involved hundreds of searchers, aerial surveys, divers and the draining of a pond.

Himes was last seen wearing a black jacket, black cap and white athletic shoes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He’s been known to be avid walker.

Anyone with information should call state police in Kittanning at 724-543-2011.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.