Oregon County Authorities Searching for Missing Man

JUNE 27, 2006 - Posted at 2:34 p.m. CST

ALTON, MO - Southern Missouri authorities are combing the Ozarks today, searching for a Region 8 man who has been missing since Saturday.

Kenneth Martin, 22, is described by authorities as "mentally incompetent."  He was last seen wearing tan pants, a gray shirt and a black baseball cap.  He is approximately 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.  He also has a scar on his forehead, and a birthmark above his right eye.

An Oregon County Sheriff's Department spokesman says Martin has "no safety awareness, is confused at times, hallucinates, has suicidal tendencies, seizures, and severe agitation without medications."

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to contact the Oregon County Sheriff's Department at 417-778-6611.