Rochester police asking residents to check property for missing man

Rochester Missing Man
Rochester Missing Man(KTTC)
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 6:39 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 11:59 AM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Police are searching for a missing 43-year-old man.

Thomas McElroy was last seen Tuesday, December 27, 2022 when he left Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s around 4:30 a.m. He was last seen near 11th Avenue SW.

KTTC spoke with his mother Friday, December 30, 2022. She says when he was last seen, he was not dressed for the winter weather.

Thomas McElroy
Thomas McElroy(RPD)

“We haven’t heard anything and none of his close friends have heard anything. He was is the vicinity of St. Mary’s Hospital. I don’t think he would purposefully do anything to harm himself,” his mother said.

She says they have been unsuccessful in tracking his phone’s location.

Rochester Police Department is asking property owners in the area to check for McElroy in their garages, sheds, under decks and any other space a person could be seeking shelter.

Rochester Police said McElroy is 5′8″ tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has fair skin, dark hair and has a beard and a mustache.

If you know where he might be you are asked to call the non-emergency line at 507-328-6800.