Vulnerable Adult Found In Cottage Grove

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A vulnerable adult who had gone missing from his home in West St. Paul has been found.

Twenty-five-year-old Dominic Kiekbusch was last seen at his father’s house just after midnight. He had recently moved there after living with his mother in Cottage Grove.

Police say he walked back to his mother’s house in Cottage Grove from West St. Paul.

  • Jo

    why was he not in a group Home? There would be people to watch him 24 hours a day

  • E

    That’s really callous. Why separate him from his family if there are willing and able caregivers? Just because he is mentally ill does not mean he should be removed from society and his loved ones to be institutionalized.

  • jen

    Some group homes are not a good place for him. Reason behind it, some of the group homes I have been there, their staff sit and watches tv all shift or on their cells ignoring the individuals whom live there but is allow to get away with it because of their race. So group homes are not allows the answer. Sorry.

    • PJ

      There are some very good group homes where the staff really works hard to care for the residents. With the problems this man has something needs to be done to help him.

  • Jenelle Black

    why does he need to be in a group home? I think it’s amazing to see these guys being able to live in their parents homes for as long as possible. What a blessing he has to be able to have that.

  • lisa

    I hope they find him and he is unharmed.This is very scary for him as well as his family.My prayers go out to the family

  • Jenelle Black

    accidents happen, same thing could have happene in a group home just as easly as it can in their own parents home.

  • JamieinMN

    You want to know why he isn’t in a group home?!?!! Because his parents made the ultimate sacrifice to take care of their child instead of pawn him off on someone else! I hope he’s ok.

    • Judy

      Thank you Jamie, I couldnt have said it better. Those of us parents that make the decision to keep our mentally disabled children home with us for as long as we can, appreciate yours, and the others possitive comments. I HOPE this young man is found and is safe.

      • JamieinMN

        Thanks for the update Judy. Glad he’s ok.

    • Truth 1

      Not to mention that many group homes are not in safe areas because the wealthier classes do not want one in their back yard.. So the only places that will accept group homes are the poorer, older neighborhoods. Everyone of us is just one tragic situation away from becoming mentally ill, including the wealthy.

  • married to the truth

    I know what I’m about to say is boarder line crazy but I think people such as this man coul greatly benefit from personal tracking devices. These stories happen all to often and with a gps unit on their person or in their body cavity would greatly cut down on these incidents. As we know about half end in a tragic end. Has anyone ever proposed this as an idea? Its sounds bad I know but pets are now able to be tracked with mcrochips under the skin. Why are we not looking out for our fellow citizens with that level of care?

    • good idea that is done

      You’re not crazy… but there IS already something like this. Check out which provides a tracking device for individuals with dementia and some other cognitive functioning difficulties.

      Members of local police departments are trained under this program. It’s a low-cost opportunity to increase peace of mind for family members.

  • Judy

    GREAT NEWS! He was located this morning at 8AM at his MOTHERS house.

    • TypesFromHome

      THANK YOU, JUDY, for letting us know that. I was just about to write a comment about praying for him and his parents when — voila! There you were! Thank you so very much. We sometimes have to wait hours to find out that someone is found and ok.

      married to the truth, I think you have a good idea. It “sounds” cruel, but it actually would relieve some worry for parents/caregivers, I’m sure. Perhaps someone with the power to suggest that to DSS (or whoever the idea would go to) will get the ball rolling — or at least in discussion.

  • JUDY

    I just want to add, MANY people do not require special living arrangements while suffering from the same diagnosis as this young man, as long as he continues to take his medications he should be fine at home. At some point in time, the extent of his ADHD may become a factor requiring a group home, until then his parents are making sacrifices to maintain as normal a life for their son as possible. We give them a ton of credit, it isnt always easy Im sure as problems do pop up quite often, to make us question our decisions at times. LOVE always prevails in making the choices. Been there.Done that. BEST WISHES to this family.

  • Nancy Aleshire

    This isn’t exactly the same thing but I am the parent of a 27 year old schizophrenic and developmentally disabled son who was killed as a result of being restrained in his DHS run workplace in 2010. I am trying to push for legislation mandating the installation of cameras in group homes, nursing homes, and workplaces. I do have the backing of ARC. The workplace where Tim was killed did not have cameras and the four staff people who did it lied to police. Bottom line–nothing was done to them or the workplace. Cameras might have prevented it. I am so glad this young man was found. People with disabilities are so vulnerable–remember the case of Justin Hamilton.

    • JamieinMN

      I’m so sorry for you loss Nancy. I wish you luck in passing the legislation.

  • Toddmn

    Nancy, I am also sorry for your loss. There is nothing more painful in this life than to lose a child in a sudden, traumatic situation. You are absolutely right about the vulnerability of those with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Your legislation should make our group homes/work places safer. By the way I understand your pain because 3 1/2 years ago my 10 year old daughter died from complications of pain medication following her surgery.

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