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FOUND: Wiscasset man located Thursday

Michael Pekich, 44, was going to Ellsworth for a few days hadn't been seen or heard from since he left Wiscasset on April 22, police said
Credit: Photo: Courtesy Wiscasset Police Department

WISCASSET, Maine — UPDATE, May 6

Michael Pekich, 44, of Wiscasset was located sometime Thursday morning, Wiscasset police told NEWS CENTER Maine.

According to police, Pekich reached out to someone to let them know he was OK after reports he was missing were publicized. 

No further details have been released at this time. 

Original story, May 5

A 44-year-old man hasn't been seen or heard from since he left his home in Wiscasset on April 22, police said.

According to the Wiscasset Police Department, Michael Pekich was last seen by family on April 22 when he left for a trip to Ellsworth to dig worms. He was expected to return after a couple days, police said. 

He had recently been suffering from mental health issues, according to police. 

Pekich is described as a white man, 180 pounds, 5'11", with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen driving a 2011 Jeep Patriot with Maine lobster plates.

Police said he withdrew money from his bank account on April 23 in Ellsworth. 

Police ask anyone who may have seen or heard from Pekich to please call the Wiscasset Police Department at 207-882-8202.  

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