Missing South County man found safe in Chicago after reported missing 76 days ago

Stephen Wehrman was first reported missing on June 6
A South County man that had been missing for 76 days has been found safe at a homeless shelter in Chicago.
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2023 at 5:14 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A South County man that had been missing for 76 days has been found safe at a homeless shelter in Chicago.

Stephen Wehrman, 61, was reported missing on June 6. According to a family member, Wehrman is healthy and safe and they’re on their way to Chicago to pick him up and bring him home.

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The St. Louis County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a possible endangered person. 61-year-old Stephen Wehrman was last seen on June 6 and was reported missing when he didn’t show up for work.

As of July 17, Stephen Wehrman is still missing.

“You’re worried about him obviously and anything can happen, we know that. We want him home safe and back with us again,” said Marty Wehrman, his older brother.

Marty Wehrman said his brother is a special needs adult and is very friendly and outgoing. And he said his brother has biked or walked to his favorite businesses near South Lindbergh Boulevard and I-55 for decades.

Stephen Wehrman was last seen in the morning at the US Bank branch near South County Center. Relatives said that’s unusual because Tuesday is a workday, and he almost never goes to the bank on a day he’s scheduled to work.

Stephen Wehrman has worked at Bartalino’s South since 1981 and has been a very punctual and reliable employee, according to owner Michael Saracino. The first sign of concern was when Wehrman didn’t go to work on June 6.

“We’re concerned because he never showed up. And he is always here and never called in sick. He was just an employee that every boss would want to have,” said Saracino.

Family members have searched extensively and posted flyers.

Stephen Wehrman is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a black Ghostbusters shirt, jeans, white sneakers and a Cardinals cap.

Police are asking anyone who knows something about Stephen Wehrman’s whereabouts or if someone sees him call 911 or the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210.