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Breaking: Police searching for missing 19-year-old Genoa man

March 10, 2019

GENOA – Police are looking for 19-year-old Joseph A Maynard, who was last seen at noon Friday in Genoa, and whose family members are worried he’s not taking medications for mental illness.

DeKalb County Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said deputies got a report overnight that Maynard is missing. He confirmed that Maynard, who lives with his family on Daniels Drive, is about 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and he was last seen wearing a brown Carhartt jacket and khaki pants.

Sullivan said deputies have been searching high and low for Maynard since before sunrise.

“We’ve searched high and far for him so far, so we’re reaching out to see if anyone out there has seen him or has any information on where he might be,” Sullivan said. “All day, we’ve been searching a very wide radius.”

A Tim Maynard posted about 9 a.m. Saturday in the Genoa, Illinois Facebook group asking whether anyone had seen his brother. The post has been shared 4,600 times, and a Nancy Bohman-Maynard commented saying a search party is organizing at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Genoa Fire Station, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

Sullivan said units, including a K-9 unit, have searched from the southeastern edge of Genoa, all along Base Line Road, to as far west as Russell Woods.

He said a release will be put out shortly with more information.

This story will be updated.