Silver Alert Ends for Nebraska Man; Found Dead In Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released official confirmation of the death of 66-year-old Rick L. Kubes Thursday evening, saying that Clay County authorities found him dead and that any further statements would come from them. The original story is below.

Kansas authorities continue to search for 66-year-old Rick L. Kubes.

Mr. Kubes was last seen Sunday morning between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. in Clay Center before he left to return to his home in Auburn, Nebraska.  Auburn is about a 2.5 hour drive from Clay Center.

Mr. Kubes travels from Clay Center north on K-15 to Highway 36 then East on 77 then North to Beatrice Nebraska and then east on 136 to Auburn.  His family states that he doesn’t travel outside this normal route.

Mr. Kubes is driving a 2010 Ford Super Ranger pickup, silver in color. The back window has an “N” Nebraska sticker and a pass thru window.  The front has a black bug guard. There is also a cooler and red two wheel appliance cart in the back.

The tag that is on the vehicle is Nebraska KUMFISH.

Kubes was in pain when he left Clay Center and was headed to the hospital in Auburn. He does have a phone but is not answering it.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Law Enforcement Center of Clay Center Kansas at 785-632-5601 opt #5.