Graham Lacher was last seen in June 2021 running away from the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center. Credit: Courtesy Maine Department of Public Safety

The family of Graham Lacher, who disappeared from Bangor in June, has raised the reward for the missing man.

Lacher, 38, was   last seen about 4:40 p.m. June 6 when he ran away from Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor, where he was a patient.

Lacher’s family has also expanded the scope of their search for the man, and are in the process of informing neighboring states of Maine’s active Silver Alert that applies to the 38-year-old.

A police dog tracked him as far as the area around Eastern Maine Community College before losing the trail.

In August, his family offered a   $500 reward for information reuniting them with Lacher. That reward was raised a month later to   $2,500, and has since been raised to $3,500.

Lacher is 5-foot-11 and weighed around 190 pounds at the time he disappeared. He has long brown hair, a long beard and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket and gray or green Carhartt pants. An orange hat that he had been wearing was located by a search volunteer.

He has been diagnosed with autism and schizophrenia, and his family has advised that no one should approach or pursue him if found but report his location to authorities.

“We still haven’t had a single, confirmed sighting of my son, nor have his remains been found,” said Tammy Lacher Scully, Lacher’s mother. “We continue to hope he has survived, and we continue to look for him throughout the state and beyond. We’ve decided to raise the amount of the reward to encourage anyone with information to come forward.”

While he was last seen and tracked in Bangor, his family has expanded their search for Lacher to the whole state. Lacher had previously   gone missing in Somerset County in late 2021 and was   found after about three days in Waterville.

Anyone who has information about Lacher’s whereabouts can call the Bangor Police Department at 207-942-8211. Those outside Bangor with tips are advised to contact their local law enforcement agency.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.