DEDHAM, Maine — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a local veteran who has not been in touch with his family since May 31.

The sheriff’s department posted a message on its Facebook page indicating it sent out a nationwide teletype Friday, June 3, requesting that people be on the lookout for Christopher Files, 56.

“Mr. Files is a retired veteran that has not been heard from or seen since Tuesday, May 31, 2016,” the department indicated in the post. “When he was last heard from, Mr. Files was in New York state and may possibly be headed to Idaho.”

Files’ behavior “has been out of sorts as of late,” the post indicated, and he has made statements that have made his family concerned about his well-being. He operates a black 2011 Chevrolet Silverado with a Maine conservation license plate registration of 85610.

A dispatcher with the sheriff’s department said Monday that police have not yet located Files.

Anyone with information about where Files might be is asked to contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dana Austin at 207-667-7575.

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Bill Trotter

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