Recent photo of Joshua B. Bohlen (39)

11/14/12 NORTHFIELD, MN —  Northfield Police Department is asking hunters who will be out the next few weeks for deer season to keep a lookout for a Northfield, MN resident who has been missing for one month.

Joshua Ben Bohlen, age 39, has been missing since Tuesday, October 20, 2012 and was last seen in Northfield, Minnesota walking on foot. His pickup truck and hat were located on Goodhue Avenue and 110th Street in Northfield  and according to authorities, his cell phone records and bank account has had no activity and according to authorities the missing man has experienced recent mental health issues and his family is concerned for his safety and well-being.

On October 30, 2012, ten days after his disappearance, relatives filed a petition in Rice County Court for Emergency Guardianship/Conservatorship, listing him as a protected person. He has been appointed an attorney. Doesn’t that imply the family knows where he is?

“The family had to do this in order to take hold of his personal affairs.” said Police.

Searches were conducted in the local area shortly after he disappeared but nothing came out of it.

Dogs were brought in from three different states and mounted patrols from Rice and Goodhue counties for a search within a 1-mile radius of Bohlen’s last known whereabouts on Oct. 20, according to Deputy Chief of Police, Chuck Walerius.

“There were not hits anywhere,” he said.

At this point, Walerius said hunters and farmers who are still working in their fields may be the best hope of finding Bohlen.

“They’re another pair of eyes that are going into an area that usually doesn’t have people around,” he said.

He said any sign of evidence — a piece of clothing or otherwise, is worth a call to police.

Walerius said there’s consideration to use another sweep by sky with the Civil Air Patrol now that the leaves are off the trees. He said once there’s snowfall, a search becomes increasingly difficult as any potential sign of the missing man would be covered.

Joshua Bohlen is described as a Caucasian adult male, blonde hair, 5’6”, weighing 170 pounds and likes to wear hats.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Northfield Police Department – 507-645-4475

Alot of the information was gathered threw various northfield.patch. articles.