Missing northwestern Indiana man's truck found in Minnesota

(Photo: Indiana State Police)

STARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — Police are still looking for a northwestern Indiana man.

NBC-affiliate WNDU reports James Runkle's truck was found near a public access site to Lake Superior in Minnesota on Sunday, Sept. 29.

James Runkle's black 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck was found in Minnesota, but his whereabouts are unknown. (Photo: Starke County Sheriff's Department)

Officials say Runkle was not with the vehicle, and neither was the kayak that was in the truck when he left Starke County.

The Starke County Sheriff's Department expanded their search for the disappearance of Runkle on Wednesday, Sept. 25 after he was spotted at a BP gas station in Savanna, Illinois.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Runkle, 56, is 6 feet 2 inches tall, 210 pounds, bald head with brown eyes.

Runkle was last seen wearing a green shirt and camoflouge pants, and driving a black 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck with an orange kayak in the back.

Runkle is missing from North Judson in Northern Indiana.

If you have any information on James Runkle, contact the Starke County Sheriff’s Department at 574-772-3771, option 1 or 911.

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