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Missing Manchester man left note for wife

Sean Philip Cotter
505-5437/@SPCotterYD
  • Kenneth Palmer was last seen Monday

Northeastern Regional Police are searching for a Manchester man who wrote a note to his wife saying goodbye and left his home Monday, possibly armed with his gun.

Kenneth Nowlan Palmer

Kenneth Nowlan Palmer, 61, of the first block of Hill Street, was last seen walking from his home at about 10 a.m. Monday, according to police.

He wrote a note to his wife saying he was going for a walk, but he added the word "goodbye," according to Northeastern Regional Police Chief Bryan Rizzo. "She thought it was unusual. ... She had a bad feeling about it."

Palmer's wife called police, who brought a K-9 unit in on Monday. A helicopter joined the search the next day, the chief said.

Rizzo said Palmer's wife told police her husband's handgun was missing, so he may have it with him.

So far, police have been searching in the Manchester area. Palmer left his home on foot, so unless he got a ride from someone else, it would make sense he's in that area, Rizzo said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeastern Regional Police at (717) 266-6195, or to call 911.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com.