LEAP Alert issued for southern Illinois man

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BELLEVILLE - Illinois State Police officials say they are seeking the public's help in locating a southern Illinois man.

Authorities say a LEAP Alert has been issued for John Juracek, 70.  Illinois State Police say Juracek was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. on August 31, in the 100 block of Kingsway Drive in Belleville.  Police add that Juracek suffers from dementia.

Juracek is described as a white male, standing 5'10" and weighing 200 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.  Police say Juracek is driving a white 2013 Honda Accord four-door with Illinois license plates reading 9369037.  We have included a photo of Juracek, as well as an image of vehicle similar to the one he is driving, in this article.

If you have any information on Juracek's whereabouts, you are asked to call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office at (618) 277-3505.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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