BANGOR, Maine — A new effort is giving one Maine family hope that they will find their missing son.
Graham Lacher, 38, was last seen walking away from the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor on June 6. His family is offering a $2,500 reward for his safe return, and they're making a special appeal to hunters ahead of hunting season.
“We are mailing flyers to every tagging station in Maine, asking them to post a message aimed at hunters and guides as they enter the woods this season,” Lacher's mother, Tammy Lacher Scully, said. “We think it’s possible Graham could have found his way to an unoccupied cabin stocked with food and has been managing to survive that way. If he did, this is our attempt to reach the people most likely to find him.”
Lacher's parents haven't given up on finding him, which is why they've also launched Adopt A Sign For Graham. The campaign asks property owners along major traffic arteries leading in and out of Bangor to post a yard sign with Lacher’s picture.
Lacher Scully told NEWS CENTER Maine her son is a diagnosed schizophrenic, on the autism spectrum, and in need of medical attention.
“We need people outside of Bangor to be really familiar with what [Graham] looks like and if they see him call," she said. "The only way we could think of to do that was to place these signs on major commuter routes."
You can request signs by sending a message to their Facebook page: Missing Graham Lacher.
Bangor police ask that anyone who may have information about Lacher's whereabouts contact the department at 207-942-8211.