Public’s help needed locating Sleepy Eye Man

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Vincent Mathiowetz

SLEEPY EYE, MINN. — Authorities have been searching for 73 year old Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, who has been reportedly missing from his home since Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday June 3, 2018 at approximately 1213 hours, the Sleepy Eye Police Department received a report of missing person. An attempt to locate was issued on Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz. At approximately 1337 hours a vehicle belonging to Vincent Mathiowetz was located south of Sleepy Eye (approximately 3 ½ miles) at a boat landing on Highway 4 near the Cottonwood River.

A search of the area was conducted by the Sleepy Eye Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, New Ulm Police Department K-9 unit, Sleepy Eye Fire Department, New Ulm Fire Department, Minnesota DNR, Renville County Sheriff’s Office drone and a drone provided by Bolton and Menk.

Vincent was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red t-shirt, a blue and white flannel with brown work boots. Vincent wears glasses and a watch.

Any person with information about Vincent Mathiowetz should contact the Sleepy Eye Police Department 507-794-3711.

Below is the official timeline of events:

12:13 PM: On 6-3-18 the Sleepy Eye Police Department received a phone call from the family of Vincent Mathiowetz.

12:30 PM: A Sleepy Eye Police Officer finished meeting with the Family. During the meeting it was explained that Vincent had shown signs of depression the last three weeks. Vincent had left the residence in the morning sometime around 830AM driving his 1994 black Chevy Pickup Truck.

1:18 PM: The information given by the family was passed to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. The information was sent out to Brown County and surrounding county area Law Enforcement.

1:37 PM: Vincent’s vehicle was located at the Cottonwood River bridge landing off Hwy 4 south of Sleepy Eye. The area was searched by a Sleepy Eye Police Officer while The Brown County Sherriff’s Office set up the search and rescue operation.

5:30 PM: The Sleepy Eye Police met with the Mathiowetz family. A member of the family signed a Missing Persons Report, so Vincent could be entered into the National Crime Information Center. This report was passed to the Brown County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center and Vincent was entered as a Missing Person.


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