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Bangor Police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing man


Bangor Police and DEEMI Search and Rescue are asking for the public’s help in their quest to find a missing Dorothea Dix patient.

Who is Graham Lacher?

Graham Lacher was a patient at the psychiatric hospital when he disappeared earlier this month. The police and others have been looking for him ever since. Graham Lacher is a Caucasian male, 5’11”, approximately 265 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket, gray/green Carhartt pants and a knit beanie. Orange Officials say he suffers from mental illness and tends to turn away from people.

Where did the officials look for him?

Bangor Police released more details of their search and sightings since his disappearance:

June 6 – Sergeant Wade Betters says Bangor Police were notified by Dorothea Dix staff at around 4.41pm that a patient, Graham Lacher, 37, had left the property on foot, crossing the football pitches, heading towards Mount Hope Avenue. This notification came about 23 minutes after Lacher was last sighted. Several officers searched the area and brought in a police K9 to try and locate his scent. At 8:30 a.m., with no sign of him, Lacher was logged into the system as a missing person. Additionally, a money alert has been requested as Lacher has mental health issues. This alert went out at 10 p.m.

June 7 – At approximately 3:50 a.m., two motorists traveling on I-95 near the Bangor Mall told police they saw a man walking on the freeway, heading north towards Hogan Road. Officials say the description they gave was consistent with Lacher. State Police officers and a trooper responded and searched the area but, again, there was no sign of him. Since that sighting, police have learned that Lacher was seen on CCTV near the dead end of Sylvan Road near the freeway at 6:04 p.m. on June 6, about 2 hours after fleeing the compound. ‘hospital.

June 7 – Based on this possible sighting of Lacher on the highway, volunteers from the Down East Emergency Medicine Institute (DEEMI) began searching in Orono. When they found no evidence that Lacher had traveled that far north, they turned their attention back to the Bangor Mall area, and this search has continued ever since. Members of the Maine Warden Service and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search, which to date has turned up no sign of Graham Lacher.

June 10 and June 15 – Clients and border guards flew helicopters over the search areas. This effort has also included the use of drones and ground searches. Maps have been released showing searched areas in red, and officials say the search has now extended to areas outside of those regions.

Bangor Police Department

Bangor Police Department

How can I help you?

Anyone interested in joining the research should contact DEEMI at 207-866-2108.

If anyone believes they have seen Lacher or has any idea of ​​his whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384.

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