Officials from multiple agencies indicated 42-year-old John Freeman Colt, who escaped from Larned State Hospital Wednesday morning, had not been located as of Friday afternoon.
Melissa Underwood, communications director with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, confirmed Friday the KBI has joined the investigation into Colt’s whereabouts, but indicated they do not have any major updates on the case.
Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King and Cara Sloan, public information officer for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), also indicated Friday they were not able to provide any updates on the case.
According to a previous KDADS news release, at shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, Colt walked away from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at LSH. He had shaved his beard and changed his hair and used a fraudulent identity badge to get through a security checkpoint.
Later that morning, a member of the community picked up a person matching Colt’s description and dropped him off at the Kwik Shop in Larned. Colt was last seen leaving the Kwik Shop walking north. The Pawnee County Sheriff was made aware of the situation Wednesday afternoon and activated the local farmers alert that day.
Colt is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 201 pounds and was last seen wearing a face mask, dress pants and a dress shirt. He has a tattoo on his upper left arm with the initials BH.