UPDATE: Found Safe – Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Wichita man

PAWNEE COUNTY – The Wichita Police Department reported that 81-year-old Phillip Cromwell has been located by deputies from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office. He is in good condition. The statewide silver alert is now canceled.


SEDWGIWCK COUNTY – The Wichita Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Wichita man.

The whereabouts of 81-year-old Phillip C. Cromwell are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

Phillip C. Cromwell

Cromwell was last seen at his home in Wichita at around 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. He was driving a black 2007 GMC Sierra pickup with Kansas tag 083GNZ. A license plate reader spotted his vehicle around 3:15 p.m. near Nickerson, Kansas.

Cromwell has early onset dementia. He may be traveling to the Lyons area.

He is a white male, 5 ft. 11in. tall, and weighs around 183 lbs. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Cromwell was last seen wearing black jeans, a grey shirt with blue letters, and black shoes.

If you see Cromwell, or his vehicle, please immediately contact 911. If you have other information about his whereabouts, please call the Wichita Police Department at 316-350-3460.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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