Bangor Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 37-year-old patient from a local psychiatric facility.

Graham Lacher of Norridgewock was a voluntary patient at the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center when he disappeared on Monday. Police say he was last seen walking away from the facility at 656 State Street in Bangor at approximately 4:40 Monday afternoon. While he was considered a voluntary patient, hospital officials say he is now considered involuntary.

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A search for the missing man has involved the use of a police K9, but officials say the track ended in the area of Eastern Maine Community College.

Lacher is described as a white male, 5'11" tall, about 265 pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes. He has long brown hair, a long beard, and glasses. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket, gray/green Carhartt pants, and an orange knit hat. Police say he suffers from mental illness and tends to avoid people. The other image pictured here is of Lacher with short hair and no facial hair.

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Anyone with information about his whereabouts or who thinks they may have seen him is encouraged to contact the Bangor Police Department at 942-8211.

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