BOISE, Idaho — The family of Teo, the 68-year-old Boise man who has been missing for three weeks, is now offering a $3,000 reward for credible information that leads to finding him, the Boise Police Department said Friday.
A news release said BPD has received “dozens of tips” since Teo (his last name was not released) went missing, but the last confirmed sighting was on December 19th, the day he disappeared.
He was last known to be in the neighborhood near 36th Street and Eyrie Way in north Boise. He was caught on surveillance video later that day walking near the Quail Ridge Golf Course. But no one has reported seeing him since.
“Teo is known to be an engaging individual and it’s expected that he would try to talk to people or drivers or service providers,” the release said.
Officers have searched multiple times in the area where Teo was last seen -- by foot and by using an unmanned aerial vehicle (a drone) -- with no success.
Teo is a vulnerable adult; his family says he suffered a traumatic brain injury and sometimes gets confused. Teo stands about 5-feet 6-inches and weighs about 275 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green winter jacket, jeans, and a “fuzzy hat with ears.” He does not speak English.
Investigators ask that people not assume the search for Teo is limited to any one area of the Treasure Valley. Residents throughout the area are asked to search their properties, outbuildings, and any other accessible areas.
Officers ask that anyone who may have spoken with Teo or remembers seeing him to please call Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790. Officers promise they will follow up on every tip.