Craigslist ad may have led to man's disappearance

Craigslist ad may have led to man's disappearance
Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM CDT
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Mr. Vogt's van that is also missing. (Source: FCSO)
Mr. Vogt's van that is also missing. (Source: FCSO)

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Fayette County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing man and woman.

According to FCSO, Ellis Vogt, 59, went missing from his home in Williston, Tennessee. An unidentified woman is believed to be with him.

"It is not like him to be gone or to not be able to get in touch with him. We've not had any contact," Vogt's son, Kenneth Vogt, said.

In Williston, about 10 minutes outside Somerville, Vogt's family has become very concerned since he went missing Saturday. Vogt had a stroke a few years ago and needs a caretaker. He can get around, but investigators said he rarely leaves his home. They believe this unidentified woman became his caretaker two weeks ago.

"We received a phone call from the family of Mr. Ellis Vogt Saturday night indicating he was missing from his residence," Fayette County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Ricky Wilson said. "He is a victim of a stroke and is dependent on medications. [Family] hasn't had any contact with him since sometime Friday night."

Investigators said Vogt's son came by the house to check on his father and both Vogt and his medications were gone.

Investigators have not been able to determine the identity of the woman believed to be his caretaker.  They said Vogt advertised for a caretaker on Craigslist and the woman answered the ad.

Vogt's dark green 1999 Plymouth Voyger van, with TN handicap tag 100DD31, is also missing.

"We just want answers and we want him back home safe," Kenneth Vogt said.

Neighbors are shocked over the disappearance.

"This is unbelievable to me," neighbor Shirley Lenti said.

FCSO said the disappearances are suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at (901) 466-0030.

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