UPDATE: SILVER ALERT canceled. Missing Merrill man found safe.


SILVER ALERT issued for missing Merrill man

A Silver Alert has been issued for Thomas W. Zimmerman, age 85, of Merrill, Wis.

He is a white male with brown eyes and gray or partially gray hair and is 5’9″ tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Mr. Zimmerman was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, blue jeans, possibly a khaki hat, glasses, and a silver wrist watch, on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in Merrill when he left his residence planning to go to Fleet Farm in Wausau. He did not return home.

Mr. Zimmerman was driving a 2003 silver Chevrolet Silverado, Wisconsin license plate number FA9831.

**He was POSSIBLY seen in Birnamwood, Wis., around 6-6:15 p.m.**

If you have seen Mr. Zimmerman or his vehicle or have any information about his whereabouts, please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department immediately at 715.536.6272.

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