Endangered missing 83-year-old man with Alzheimer’s found in Ashtabula

Chester Strader was reported missing from his Lorain County residence on Friday, Dec. 2.
Chester Strader was reported missing from his Lorain County residence on Friday, Dec. 2.(WOIO)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 2:32 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An endangered 83-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who was reported missing from Lorain County has been located.

Chester Strader was found in Ashtabula Friday afternoon and was being taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to update from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Strader’s wife alerted law enforcement Friday morning after she woke up around 6 a.m. and discovered he was missing from their New Russia Township home.

His red pickup truck was gone and he had also left his cell phone behind.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Strader’s truck was spotted in Brecksville around 7:30 Friday morning.