Sep 25, 2021 2:45 AM

KBI: Silver Alert canceled, missing Kan. man found deceased

Posted Sep 25, 2021 2:45 AM
Donald L. Pursley
Donald L. Pursley

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY – The Basehor Police Department reported that 77-year-old Donald Pursley, of Basehor, was discovered deceased on Friday night at the Leavenworth State Fishing Lake in Tonganoxie, according to a media release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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LEAVENWORTH COUNTY – The Basehor Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Basehor man.

The whereabouts of 77-year-old Donald L. Pursley are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

Pursley is a white male, 5 ft. 10 in. tall, weighing around 170 lbs. He has grey hair and hazel eyes. Pursley was last known driving a silver 2003 Toyota Tacoma, with Kansas Veterans tag 59982. The pickup truck has USMC and POW stickers on the rear window.

Mr. Pursley
Mr. Pursley

Pursley left his home on Sept. 21 around 11 a.m. to go fishing and has not returned home. He was wearing a dark-colored USMC ball cap and jeans. Pursley’s last location may have been within a 10 mile radius of Oskaloosa, Kansas.

Pursley’s family reported him missing Friday evening, Sept. 24, and shared that he sometimes fishes at Lake Perry in Jefferson County, or Smithville Lake in Missouri. They are concerned for his safety.

If you see Pursley, his vehicle, or have information about his whereabouts, please immediately call 911 or the Basehor Police Department at 913-758-4022.