Updated: Former North Dakota House member found safe after Fargo Police asks community for assistance

12.13.2023 | 6:20 a.m: A former North Dakota lawmaker from Fargo, who suffers from dementia, was found safe last night after police put out an alert asking for help finding him.

Steve Zaiser disappeared around 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Police say he was located safe about 3.5 hours later. Zaiser, the former Executive Director of River Keepers, served in the North Dakota House from 2003-2014.  

7:45 p.m. update: Fargo Police have confirmed Zaiser has been located and is safe.


ORIGINAL STORY: (Fargo, ND) -- Fargo Police are asking for the public's help in finding a vulnerable male.

Steven Zaiser, a 72-year-old male, was last seen on Tuesday, December 12, at 4:25 p.m. in south Fargo. Steven is 5'7" and 190 lbs., with blue eyes and white hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information about Steven’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701.451.7660. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting keyword FARGOPD and the tip to 847411.