Montrose family searches for missing dad

By: Ashley Prchal Email
By: Ashley Prchal Email

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO) - A Montrose family is frantically searching for their 82-year-old father, Tom Boylan.

According to a neighbor, at 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday, 82-year-old Tom Boylan got into his 1990 white Chevrolet Suburban. He let the engine heat up for about five minutes. Then he headed north. That was the last time anyone saw him.

The vehicle is white with a light blue strip. The driver door and front fender are both a dark blue. The license plate number is 540-PCP.

Some say Boylan's disappearance could be linked to a case of dementia. But his son, Tommy Boylan, disagrees.

"I don't see him being out of it so much to where he would just forget who he was or where he was or anything like that," says Boylan.

The family hopes that foul play is not that case, but as the days go by that hope is slowly dwindling.

Montrose Police has received tips in the case. Several callers saying they saw a confused elderly man, wearing suspenders, wandering around Wal-Mart.

Boylan is notorious for wearing suspenders. He is about 135 pounds, 5'10" and wears glasses.

The police are waiting for surveillance footage from Wal-Mart, but unfortunately that could take a few more days.

For the Boylan family they are anxious to bring their dad home and are asking for prayers and support from the community.

Anyone with information about Boylan is asked to contact the Montrose Police at (970) 252-4010.

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