Search for Treatment Center Escapee 09 May 12

A manhunt was was initiated Tuesday in St. Peter after a patient at the Regional Treatment Center walked away from the campus.

25-year-old William Daniel Pfeffer Jr is described as a white male around 5-feet-6-inches tall, 240 pounds, with a black beard and a shaved head. He was last seen wearing black pants, a navy blue T-shirt, black shoes, and a white skull cap.

Pfeffer is a patient in the lower security portion of the facility for people considered mentally ill and dangerous.

He was reportedly nearing the end of his treatment and had more freedom to move around the facility.

Authorities searched for him by ground and by air Tuesday and are expected to continue the search today (Wednesday).