KBI cancels Silver Alert; missing Nebraska man found deceased

Update, Feb. 6, 2019: The statewide Silver Alert issued for Rick Kubes has been canceled. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported that he was located deceased this evening.


Rick L. Kubes

CLAY COUNTY, Kan. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Department requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing 66-year-old Nebraska man, Rick L. Kubes, who was last seen in Clay Center.

The whereabouts of Kubes is unknown and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him. Kubes was last seen wearing a dark long sleeve shirt, dark green windbreaker, blue jeans, red and white ball cap, red in the front with mesh in the back. He also wears glasses and has a large mustache. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 175 pounds, with white hair and white mustache.

Kubes was last seen between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2019, in Clay Center, Kan., before he left to return to his home in Auburn, Neb. Auburn is about a 2.5 hour drive from Clay Center.

Kubes travels from Clay Center north on K-15 to Highway 36 then eastbound on Highway 77 then north to Beatrice, Neb., and then east on Highway 136 to Auburn.  His family said he doesn’t travel outside this normal route.

Kubes was driving a 2010 Ford Super Ranger pickup, silver in color. The back window has an “N” Nebraska sticker and a pass-through window.  The front has a black bug guard. There is also a cooler and red two wheel appliance cart in the back. The tag that is on the vehicle is Nebraska KUMFISH.

Kubes was in pain when he left Clay Center and was headed to the hospital in Auburn. He does have a phone but is not answering it.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the law enforcement center at Clay Center at 785-632-5601 option 5.

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