Elderly Highland Man Missing Since Monday Morning

Eugene "Popeye" Kovach
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The Highland Police Department is seeking the public’s help in the search for a Highland man reported missing Monday, November 3.

86 year old Eugene “Popeye” Kovach was last seen around 10:30 Monday morning, leaving from his residence in Highland. Kovach had reportedly planned to go fishing and his fishing truck and boat are missing from their storage location in Pocahontas.

Kovach is a white male, 5’ 8” and approximately 170 lbs.

The truck is a red 1997 Ford F-150 with white pin striping, a white camper shell, and Illinois registration: 2 EKMK.

Mr. Kovach is an insulin dependent diabetic and is on heart medication. We have posted a picture of Mr. Kovach on our website, wgel.com, and on our Facebook page.

If you have seen Mr. Kovach or his vehicle, or have any information, please contact the Highland Police Department immediately at 654-2131.