Highland News Leader

Reward increased for information on missing Breese man

The reward for information on an elderly Breese man who has been missing for four years has been increased to $10,000.

Vincent Wesselmann was last seen on Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was not married and lived alone. At the time of his disappearance, he was 75 years old.

Wesselmann was reported being seen by a neighbor around 5 p.m. walking toward downtown Breese, but he never showed up at the Post Office that day to pick up the newspaper, as was his habit.

Family did not realize that Saturday morning that he was gone. His car was in the garage, as was his bicycle. His good clothing was lying on his bed, as if he had been planning to go to Holy Week services, but he never showed up at church Thursday evening or Friday morning, which was highly unusual for him to miss.

As soon as family reported that he was missing, police, firefighters, volunteers, family and friends began searching.

The search lasted all that Saturday evening and again all day on Easter Sunday. But no trace was ever found.

If you have any information concerning the case, contact the Breese Police Department at 526-7226. The reward is being offered by Clinton County Crime Stoppers.

Vincent B. Wesselmann Description

Date last seen: April 22, 2011

Age last seen: 75 years old

Age now: 79 years old

Race: White

Sex: Male

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 210 pounds

Clothing: Plaid or blue shirt and navy pants