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Family of Brainerd man missing 4 months hopes new reward leads to answers

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In the absence of police updates and new headlines, even a missing person story can fade from memory and vanish altogether. But the family of a Brainerd man who disappeared four months ago refuses to give up its search for answers.

Family members told multiple news outlets they are now offering $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of 47-year-old Marc Welzant, according to posts on their Facebook page.

As a child, Welzant was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes developmental and physical problems. He's described as a vulnerable adult.

On Oct. 26, the day Welzant went missing, he left the group home where he lives and walked to two nearby gas stations, one of them a Holiday. He was last seen at that station, according to the Facebook page.

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His brother, Dave Welzant, told WCCO there is "not even [a] small piece of evidence he was anywhere after that gas station.”

There are currently no new leads, Dave told the Brainerd Dispatch, but he hopes the $10,000 reward will prompt people to come forward.

The Welzant family told KARE 11 it accepts that Marc may not be alive at this point, but is still hoping for any information that might bring a sense of closure.

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