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Missing person alert issued for this Forsyth County man
Missing man 3 29 2023
Kirk Wintersteen has been missing since Saturday, March 25. Photo submitted to Forsyth County News.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Be on the Lookout, or BOLO, alert for a Forsyth County man who has not been seen since Saturday, March 25.

According to the alert, Harold Kirk Wintersteen was last seen on Saturday in Suches at Two Wheels of Suches, a business that provides lodging and hosts events for motorcyclists, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. He was reportedly returning to his home in Forsyth County and was last seen on a black Suzuki motorcycle with Georgia tag ESX299.

Per the alert, Wintersteen was last seen wearing tan khaki pants, a yellow motorcycle helmet, a reflective vest and blue or brown jacket.

Anyone with information should contact the Forsyth County sheriff’s office at 770-781-3087 or ACRuyle@forsythco.com.

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Wintersteen is a staple of Forsyth County government meetings, where he often gives his thoughts on matters before the board.

“If you've ever attended or watched county meetings or participated in public engagement events with the county, you've probably met him or seen him and know what a great person he is and how much he cares about our community,” District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson said in a Facebook post. “He has not returned home from an event in north Georgia this past weekend.”

In the post, Semanson said it was reported that Wintersteen wanted to avoid taking Hwy. 60 when leaving on Saturday. She asked that anyone with information contact 911 or the sheriff’s office. 

Forsyth County News is a sibling publication of DCN.