Missing man with memory loss has been found

A man with memory loss who was reported missing had been found.

Members of the Illinois Search and Rescue Council found Robert “Bob” Muenster, 71, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded area southwest of West Main Street (Route 64) and Oak Street. Muenster was then treated on the scene by the St. Charles Fire Department and transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva for evaluation, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

Muenster had been last seen leaving the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center located at 10 N. Peck Road in St. Charles on foot at approximately 8:40 pm. Monday. He was later seen walking eastbound on Route 64 near Barbara Ann Drive at approximately 9 p.m.

Beginning with the initial 911 call at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, the St. Charles Police Department began a coordinated effort with multiple agencies to try and locate Muenster. The effort included assistance from the St. Charles Fire Department, St. Charles Emergency Management Agency, Kane County Office of Emergency Management, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department, Batavia Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, St. Charles Park District and The Illinois Search and Rescue Council.

“Autumn Leaves of St. Charles would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the men and women of the St. Charles police department, Kane County Sheriff’s department, Illinois Search and Rescue Council, and all those who tirelessly assisted in yesterday’s search,” the facility said in a statement. “We are so incredibly happy that Bob was found safe and well and are anxious to welcome him back home.”