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Monday, January 9, 2012

Missing Olathe man and grandson found in Platte County, Missouri

Posted: January 9, 2012 - 2:40am
Updated: January 9, 2012 - 5:48am

Franklin Benskin
UPDATE: Platte County Deputies located the missing man and his grandson off of 9 Highway and Coffey Road in Platte County, just east of Parkville, Missouri. A Deputy on patrols stopped the vehicle, which matched the description that the two were last seen in. An ambulance was called to the scene as a precaution according to a Sheriff's Office spokesperson. Olathe Police also confirm that the two are safe and have been transported to an area hospital to be checked out.

Original Story:

Olathe Police say, 66-year-old, Franklin Benskin and his grandson, 4-year-old, Marcus Mabwai were reported missing Sunday afternoon. The two were last seen in the 12200 block of Strang Line Road around 1 p.m.. Police say they were called just before 7:30 p.m., when the two had not returned home.

Officers say Benskin has an unspecified medical problem which can leave him disoriented while driving. Benskin drives a dark blue 2009 Hyundai Accent four door with an unknown Kansas license plate.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the two is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Marcus Mabwai

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