UPDATE: Missing man believed to have dementia, cognitive impairment found safe

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) – 80-year-old Ronald Francis Kuruz was found and is safe.


A man believed to have dementia or some other type of cognitive impairment is missing.

The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network is asking people to be on the lookout for 80-year-old Ronald Francis Kuruz.

He’s a white man, about six feet tall and 220 pounds.

He has a scar on his chest from surgery and has difficulty walking

Kuruz was last seen at his residence on March 1st at 9:20 a.m. in Cameron, Wisconsin.

He was wearing brown pants, a blue sweatshirt, a brown jacket, and Nike sneakers.

A neighbor him saw him in his front yard.

He got into his blue Dodge pickup, backed into the garage door and ran over a snowbank before leaving.

The neighbor says he headed westbound toward Barron, Wisconsin.


  • 1998 blue Dodge Ram 150 Quad
  • License Plate: WI, AP9326
  • Sticker in the back window: “Sit down, Shut up, & Hold on”

If you have any information contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-537-3106.