Mansfield police locate missing 73-year-old man with dementia

Mansfield police locate missing 73-year-old man with dementia
Wendell Jefferson

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Mansfield Division of Police located 73-year-old Wendell Jefferson after he went missing on his motorized wheelchair on Lawnsdale Avenue around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Police described Jefferson as 5′9″ tall, 220 lbs., and has gray hair.

He was reportedly last seen wearing a white shirt with a black jacket, gray sweat pants, and black shoes.

According to police, Jefferson’s family became concerned when they did not hear from him for nearly six hours since it is unlike him to be gone for that long.

Police said Jefferson was officially reported missing at 6:49 p.m. after his family could not find him.

He is reportedly known to frequent the Bowman Street and Springmill Street area, and may have sought refuge from the rain.

Manfield police activated a Silver Alert for Jefferson, which is activated when officers have searched the area for several hours with no results.

Due to his dementia, detectives assisted officers with the search.

Wendell Jefferson (Source: Mansfield Police Department)
Wendell Jefferson (Source: Mansfield Police Department) (Source: Mansfield Police Department)

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