Burnsville police call off active search for missing man
Police have called off the active search for a Burnsville man who’s been missing for more than a month.
Lorenzo Pacheco-Orozco (aka Lorenzo Moreno-Pacheco), 61, was last seen at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, near his southwest Burnsville home.
Burnsville police have conducted several searches of the area during the past month, including air and ground rescue and recovery operations, the department said in a news release Thursday.
Police say they’ve found no signs of Pacheco-Orozco or leads pointing to where he might be.
“No further searches are planned at this time; however, Burnsville police will continue to follow up on leads as they come in,” the release said.
Pacheco-Orozco does not speak English and suffers dementia from a head injury, according to police.
He’s 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with a heavy black mustache, and he walks with a limp.
Agencies and others assisting in search efforts include Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve; the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, which provided bloodhounds; Scott County, which provided its mounted horse patrol; the State Patrol, which provided a helicopter; the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office; the Three Rivers Park District; a private mountain bike club; Northstar K9 Search and Rescue; the Savage Police Department; the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority; the FBI; the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; the Burnsville Mobile Volunteer Network; and many local businesses.
Investigators on the case continue to work with the family, keeping it informed of any new information, police said.
Anyone with information about Lorenzo Pacheco-Orozco is asked to call 911 or contact Burnsville police investigator Christi Carpenter at (952) 895-4592.