Police ask for help to locate missing 76-year-old Yakima man

Police ask for help to locate missing 76-year-old Yakima man
Thomas Dessart, 76, has not been seen in the Yakima area since mid-February. (Courtesy: Yakima Police Department)

Yakima Police are seeking the public’s help to find a 76-year-old man that went missing last month.

Thomas Dessart is a transient known to frequent the Union Gospel Mission, The Depot and homeless encampments along the Yakima River.

He was last seen in mid-February by friends in the Yakima area.

Friends say they fear he’s in trouble because of recent flooding along the river. The Mission and the Depot have not seen Dessart in a couple months.

He’s 5-foot-9, 160 pounds with blue eyes.

You’re asked to call police at 509-576-6534 if you have any information on his whereabouts.