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OSP & Kennewick, WA Police Team Together to Find Missing Elderly Man in Southern Wasco County

November 27, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) and Kennewick, Washington Police Department teamed together Tuesday night to find a missing 80-year old man who reportedly has Dementia/Alzheimer's. The man was found in his parked vehicle by an OSP trooper along Highway 197 about eight miles south of Maupin in southern Wasco County.

On November 26, 2013 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch was notified by Kennewick Police Department that they were looking for the reported missing elderly man who was believed to be driving a silver 2006 Jeep Liberty with Washington license plates. Through a ping to the man's cell phone, Kennewick police said the man is believed to be south of the Columbia River in Sherman County.

OSP troopers from Madras and The Dalles checked Highway 97 between Biggs Junction and Madras but didn't locate the vehicle or missing man. At approximately 11:00 p.m., OSP Trooper Matthew Newby was checking along Highway 197 when he found the missing man and vehicle stopped near milepost 53.

Kennewick PD notified family members who drove to The Dalles where Trooper Newby transported the man to be reunited with family.


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