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At-risk man missing after walking away from Castle Rock care facility

Robert Gautsche, who has a history of traumatic brain injury, was last seen Feb. 4 in Castle Rock.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is asking for help locating a man with a traumatic brain injury who was last seen on Feb. 4 after walking away from a care facility in the Silver Heights area of Castle Rock.

It's believed that 58-year-old Robert Gautsche was last seen in the area of the King Soopers at 5544 Promenade Pkwy. in Castle Rock and may have gotten a ride from someone. DCSO said they are not sure where he might have gone so he "could be anywhere."

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In the immediate days following his disappearance, Douglas County Search and Rescue members were out looking for him, but so far, he has not been located.

Gautsche was wearing light-colored slipper type shoes, dark-colored pants and a brown leather-style jacket, according to DCSO. He had no money and no phone and is not currently taking his medication, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He has a history of traumatic brain injury but is high-functioning and may not seem at risk if seen or contacted, DCSO said.

Anyone who might have seen Gautsche is asked to call Det. Tinsley at 303-784-7810.

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