Granite City police release new details in missing handicapped man case
By Lakisha Jackson
(KMOV)-- Granite City police have released new details after a handicapped man disappeared earlier this month.
Authorities said 53-year-old Michael Parker was last seen Feb. 5 around 9:15 a.m. He lives in the 2000 block of Edison Ave.
Authorities also say that between 4-6 p.m. that day he was seen on video surveillance in the area of 6th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. in East St. Louis. He appeared to be disoriented. He even removed his coat during a cold rain and entered a parked car that did not belong to him. His coat was later discovered.
Authorities have also released that around 10:45 p.m. that day his ID card along with a couple of other documents were discovered at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Ave. in St. Louis.
Authorities said last week one of his canes was found at the corner of 6th Street and St. Louis Ave. in East St. Louis.
Mr. Parker is described as 5'02" 125 lbs long grey and auburn hair maybe in a braided ponytail. He usually wears dark sunglasses. Michael is a physically handicapped person and usually needs the assistance of 2 canes to walk around. He is nearly blind and is on medication.
Anybody that has any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Parker is asked to contact the Granite City Police Department at 618-877-6111.