By Staff 

Local elderly man missing; trail ends on county road


An unsuccessful search for an elderly Lewis County man who has been missing since July 17, 2020, has left local officials puzzled and at a dead end.

A 2002 Honda Civic, owned by Dean Elvis Berube, 76, and his wife, was found abandoned on Springer Road by a rural mail carrier. Local deputies responded and went to the residence on Dyestone Springs Road.

Mrs. Berube reported her husband left home around 7:30 p.m. on July 17 and had not returned. Mr. Berube has dementia, a law enforcement report stated.

A search and rescue team from Maury County Emergency Management Agency assisted Lewis County Sheriff's Department officials in a search.

Lewis County EMA Director Daniel Atkinson reported a K-9 unit was deployed in the area before anyone else and a scent was detected.

A second K-9 unit was deployed after the first lost the scent at Little Swan Creek Road, Mr. Atkinson stated. They too stopped at Little Swan Creek Road.

Local searchers scoured the area on horseback and on foot, and a helicopter was also used in the search, Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick reported, with no sighting of the man.

A TEMA unit was called in and a cadaver K-9 unit on Friday with no success.

Dean Elvis Berube is a 76 year old white male with brown eyes, gray hair who weighs approximately 150 pounds and stands five feet, eight inches. He was last seen on Roger Carroll Road at approximately 7:45 p.m. wearing blue jeans, a white or red shirt, and black leather square toe boots.

Anyone with information should, m contact the Lewis County Sheriff's Office at 931-796-5096.


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