UPDATE: RCMP locate 81 year old Nanaimo man missing for a week
Nanaimo RCMP have located a missing 81 year old man was hadn't been seen or heard from since leaving his home on, or around, Novermber 27th.
Rolf Erhard Oehme recently was recently released from an extended stay in hospital, and was scheduled to receive home visits from the Nanaimo Seniors Outreach Team. But he missed several planned visits, including one scheduled for November 27. Support workers were concerned for his safety and well-being.
Investigators have also learned that prior to November 27, Oehme tried unsuccessfully to buy a plane ticket to Europe, but was prevented from doing so due to his various medical conditions.
Investigators were looking into whether he was able to use public transportation to leave Vancouver Island. He does not drive and has no family on the island.
RCMP thank all who were involved in the search.