WALKER, Minn. - Investigators in Cass County are putting the case of a missing man back in the spotlight on the third anniversary of his disappearance, hoping the public can help determine what happened to him.
Peter Achermann of Staples left his residence on July 24, 2009 to run errands and was last seen on Warner Road by the Crow Wing River bridge between 12:00-1:00 PM.
Achermann's vehicle, a light blue 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, was located off County Rd. 32 at the end of a minimum maintenance road one day later. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of the 82-year-old man was ever found.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his detectives are working closely with the MN BCA and are committed to solving this case. While several leads have been followed up on, there is nothing substantial to help determine the circumstances surrounding Peter's disappearance.
Achermann was in good health at the time of his disappearance. He is a white male, approximately five feet six inches tall and 170 pounds with gray hair. He walks with a cane and has surgical scars on hip due to multiple hip replacement surgeries.
Anyone with information, tips or leads on Peter Achermann's whereabouts is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (800) 450-2677 or (218) 547-1424 or to call 911. There is a reward of up to $20,000 if Achermann's disappearance is the result of foul play.
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