Search continues for missing St. Landry Parish man

Joseph Lee Simien Sr. Show caption
Joseph Lee Simien Sr.

The search for an elderly St. Landry Parish man continued Monday, which Sheriff’s Office deputies, police with other agencies and volunteers combing the area on ATVs near Joseph Lee Simien Sr.’s home looking for the 78-year-old last seen March 16, an official said.

Simien was reported missing by family members on Thursday, days after the man went missing from his Sidney Charles Road home south of Opelousas, Sheriff’s Capt. Megan Vizena said.

Vizena said Simien suffers from the beginning stages of dementia.

Search dogs were used Friday and Saturday with no results, Vizena said.

Anyone with information on Simien’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 948-6516 or St. Landry Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-TIPS.