SE Ohio Residents Asked To Look For Elderly Dayton Man

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Wed, Jan 9, 2013 10:23 am

UPDATE 10:20 A.M. The elderly Dayton man at the center of a missing adult alert is safe and in police custody after he was found in Illinois.

Dayton Police Sergeant Larry Tolpin says 79-year-old Leland Wilson was found walking along a highway on foot after his truck broke down.

Wilson suffers from dementia and was thought to be traveling to Kentucky.

Tolpin says Wilson is safe and well and officers are contacting family members at this time.


Police are asking for residents in Southeast Ohio to be on the lookout for a missing elderly man from the Dayton area.

An endangered missing adult alert is issued for 79-year-old Leland Wilson.

He was last seen in Dayton last night around 6 o'clock.

Wilson suffers from dementia and is on medication, however reports indicate his mental condition has worsened in the last week.

Police believe Wilson may be somewhere in the southern counties of the state, including Scioto and Pike counties, on his way to Kentucky.

Wilson is five feet 11 inches tall, weighs 193 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and a Kentucky Wildcats hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dayton Police Department at 937-333-1070.

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