Search on for missing St. Landry Parish man _lowres

Joseph Lee Simien Sr.

The search is on for an elderly St. Landry Parish man who has been missing for over five days, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Megan Vizena said.

Joseph Lee Simien Sr., 78, was reported missing Thursday by family members who reported they had not seen him since Sunday.

Simien lives at a home on Sidney Charles Road near Opelousas, Vizena said. “As of (Friday), his vehicle is still at his residence,” she said.

Anyone with information on Simien’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 948-6516 or St. Landry Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-TIPS.