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Rochester police ask for public’s help in finding missing man

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Rochester Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 72-year-old man.

According to police, David Edward Janson was last night around 2 a.m. Friday getting gas at the Kwik Trip near 20th Street SW and Broadway Avenue in Rochester. Janson was driving a 2001 Silver Honda Accord with Illinois plates. His plate number is 226-0227.

Janson is 6 foot 2 inches tall, weighs 205 pounds and has white hair. He was last seen wearing a red and black fleece and black sweatpants.

According to his family, Janson is a type two diabetic and does not have his medication with him.

"He's not one to take off like this, especially in the middle of the night at 2 a.m.," Janson's son, Ariel Gonzalez said.

Janson left without his cell phone, leaving his family with no way to contact him. His children agree this is abnormal behavior for Jason. They don't believe he met up with friends and say this was likely an impulse decision.

"He was a truck driver for over, gosh, 15 to 20 years," Janson's daughter Andre Gonzalez said. "He knows the streets very well and different counties and small side streets, things like that. So, really anywhere you see a car that looks like his, question it. Look into it. Try to match the plates. I think we need everyone's help. We can't do this alone."

"We miss him and just want him to come back," she added.

If you have any information on Janson's whereabouts, call RPD at 507-328-6800 or call 911.

Beret Leone

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