Carbondale Authorities Search For Missing Man

(CARBONDALE, IL) — Carbondale Police are looking for a missing man who was last seen in Carbondale Thursday. Officers responded to the 1400 block of Old West Main Street Thursday in reference to a report of a missing person. They learned that around 12:30 p.m. on May 8, 78-year-old Lee Batie was last seen leaving his apartment. His whereabouts are not known. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and has early onset Dementia. Batie is 5’6” tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, blue ball cap and jeans and he wears glasses. Batie will likely be in his light blue 2005 Dodge Caravan, Illinois registration Z706866. Anyone with information should contact the Carbondale Police 457-3200.