Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office searches for missing man

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Photo courtesy of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Campbell said this photo is from 2016, but Bechtel looks very close to the picture.

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Authorities need the community’s help finding a missing Sherman man.

Sheriff Campbell said Bechtel’s van is not pictured in this photo, but it does look very similar.

In a news release, Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said Cloyd Bechtel’s family contacted his office on Monday. They reported him missing that day.

Campbell said he was last seen around 10:30 a.m. last Saturday. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

He drives a primer gray, full-size, 1991 Dodge camper van with Illinois plates. The plate number is AH75819.

The sheriff said Bechtel usually lives in the van and parks it in a hotel or church lot. Campbell also stated Bechtel may be suffering from hallucinations brought on by PTSD.

If you know where Bechtel is, call the sheriff’s office at (217) 753-6840 or Sangamon County Central Dispatch at (217) 753-6666.

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