Missing Vancouver man found safe

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter


photoRobert W. Hassler Last seen on Thursday night


Police say that a missing Vancouver man has returned home and is safe.

The family of Robert W. Hassler, 38, reported him missing when they did not find him at home in the 8300 block of Northeast 12th Street Friday morning and he did not show up for work, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Hassler was described by police as having the mental capacity of a 14-year-old and said he does not normally stray from his routine.

About 7 p.m. Sunday, Hassler’s family notified police that he had returned home and had not been harmed.