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Retired BSU professor/photographer found safe after being reported missing

Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 13:42:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: John Killmaster III has been located and is safe.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking for your help in locating a Boise man who has been missing since Thursday, April 16th.

Authorities say John Killmaster III, 85, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. walking near his home in the 2300 block of South Annette Street in Boise. At that time, he was reported wearing a red jacket, blue jeans, and blue baseball cap and red shoes.

“Detectives do not have any indication that Killmaster’s disappearance is related in any way to other missing person's case (of Curtis “Greg” Kelsay, 61),” according to a Boise Police release.

Killmaster is 6-feet 3-inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Killmaster was also last seen carrying a maroon camera case and possibly another green or blue bag

The family tells us he wears hearing aids and has tunnel vision. He also is taking medication. “We thought (he went) for a walk to take pictures, because he had his camera with him,” his wife said. Police add that he was last seen carrying a maroon camera case and possibly another green or blue bag.

LinkedIn shows Killmaster as an artist and owner of a local art studio. He is also a retired professor from Boise State University.

If you’ve seen Killmaster or know where he may be, you are urged to contact to contact Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790.