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Concord police seek information on whereabouts of missing homeless man

The Concord Police Department is asking the public for help in finding a missing homeless man, who was last seen almost a month ago.

Paul Bonin, 50, is described as a white male approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighting 130 pounds. He has long gray hair and a long gray beard. Bonin is known to be homeless in Concord, but he was in regular contact with friends and family until late February.

For Bonin to be silent for so long is “highly unusual and concerning,” a police press release stated.

“We don’t have any indications of foul play or an accident,” police Lt. Timothy O’Malley said. “We just haven’t seen him.”

Bonin was last seen Feb. 20 in the area of North Main and Washington streets, O’Malley said. At the time, he was wearing blue jeans, a gray jacket, a purple hat and boots.

Bonin does have a criminal record, including a Feb. 7 arrest for trespassing. In that case, O’Malley said Bonin had been released from the Merrimack County jail Feb. 16.

“He does have an arrest history with us,” O’Malley said. “But I can tell you it’s nothing violent, it’s mostly minor stuff.”

O’Malley described Bonin as a well-known and well-liked figure in the community.

“We’d just like to know where he is,” O’Malley said. “His friends are concerned about him. His family is concerned about him.”

Anyone with information about Bonin can call the Concord police at 225-8600 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

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