Grandfather still missing after 3 months - WKRN News 2

Grandfather still missing after 3 months

Posted: Updated: Nov 17, 2013 03:47 PM CST
Adem Skulj, 68 Adem Skulj, 68
Adem Skulj, 68 Adem Skulj, 68
Detective Jill Weaver Detective Jill Weaver
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Adem Skulj, 68, went on a walk on August 25 and never returned home.

His family said he made coffee and then left his home at the Andrew Jackson Grove Apartments on Lebanon Pike in Hermitage.

They said he normally left around 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. and walked around the complex, and along the nearby Stones River Greenway.

Detective Jill Weaver said she doesn't suspect foul play but doesn't know why they haven't found him yet.

"He often walked around the complex, walked the greenways. He walked to the Discount Tobacco across the street and he bought cigarettes and a lottery ticket every day," Det. Weaver said.

She said the clerk at the tobacco shop reported seeing him the night before, but not that morning.

Search crews used blood hounds to search around the complex, the greenway, and the nearby river. The dogs did pick up a scent but then it went cold.

Det. Weaver also said Skulj rarely went to the doctor and smoked two to three packs of cigarettes a day. She said before he disappeared, he had complained about having some leg and foot pain. However, mentally she said he was fine. According to his family, he didn't have any signs of dementia.

She said his family is not giving up but fears the worse. They have organized searches and even started a Facebook page to help find him.

"They want an answer either way. Sometimes having a missing person is worse than finding out your loved one is dead, because you spend all this time not knowing. You have no answer," Det. Weaver said.

Skulj is about six feet tall and weighs 175 pounds.  He was last seen wearing cargo shorts, a t-shirt and sandals.

He only had his house keys and possibly a small amount of cash with him.  His license and passport were left at home.

Skulj moved to the states from Bosnia in 1995 and speaks limited English.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Metro police at 615-862-8600.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Manchester mom found in Colorado, on way home

    Missing Manchester mom found in Colorado, on way home

    Jul 28, 2014 06:42 PM2014-07-28 23:48:00 GMT
    According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Brooke Roberts, 30, was found safe over the weekend in Colorado.More >>
    According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Brooke Roberts, 30, was found safe over the weekend in Colorado.More >>
  • Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.More >>
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.More >>
  • FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:39:37 GMT
    Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...More >>
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.