Missing Old Person Alert: 84-Year-Old Edward Reed

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Phoenix PD
This is 84-year-old Edward Reed. He's been missing since yesterday. I'f you've seen him, call the cops.
The Department of Public Safety, and the Phoenix Police Department, needs the public's help in tracking down an 84-year-old man who's been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Edward Reed, who served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, left his house in Phoenix yesterday around 3 p.m. He left in his car and hasn't been heard from since.

Reed suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and has previously had a stroke. Police say he might be
confused about his name. 

According to authorities, he likely doesn't know his address, phone number, or how to get home and has no wallet or cell phone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix police department at 602-262-6151.
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Last night I was at 44th st and Indian School, at the Walgreens. I was in the parking lot in my car waiting on my mom to come out of the store. I noticed a man fitting this mans description stumbling out/being pushed out of the back of a silver vehicle.The car quickly screeched out of the parking lot. I have called Silent Witness/Phoenix Police and left a report. This man had a limp, and was walking in the North direction in the parking lot of Walgreens, parallel to north 44th street. When my mom got back in the car, I even drove around back and looked for this person. It just seemed so strange to me. I couldn't see him, so I went home. I wanted to put this out here, in case the family is reading this. I thought he might be homeless, and maybe caught a ride there with someone...but the whole situation seemed awkward. It just didn't sit well with me.Like I said..I did leave a report with Silent Witness this evening.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Good job. We should always report what we see, even if it may seem small at the time.

Roro
Roro

First of all, don't start yelling. I'm in my late 60s, but back in the late 1960s when I lived in Daytona Beach, Florida, there was a proposal floated to require Medical Doctor clearance in order to renew a driver's license above a certain age. There was so much screaming of age discrimination and so many hissy fits from the retied communities and the AARP that the proposal was dropped. With the number of dementia patients who disappear in their cars in Arizona and wind up dead out in the desert, there is something to be said for such a ordinance. If families and loved ones won't take the keys away from someone who is impaired, maybe the evil intrusive Big Brother state bureaucracy should intervene. They might even save a life or two.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Roro, I understand what you're saying. I honestly don't think this gentleman has a valid license, but I'm just guessing. The article says he won't know who he is and doesn't carry a wallet or cell phone. But, just because he doesn't have a license doesn't mean he won't go out for a drive. Let's hope he is found alive. Too many times these folks drive into the desert and aren't found until it's far too late.

Roro
Roro

My mother (presently 92) pulled a razzle-dazzle on my late father vis-a-vis the car keys that she played out before and after he was in a nursing home developing a full-blown case of senile dementia. Knowing that having a set of car keys in one's pocket was a symbol of independence, she had his own set of "special" car keys made. They looked almost exactly like the real ones but they were slightly different so that they wouldn't work in the car (any key grinder can do a key slightly "wrong"). She kept him out from behind the driver's seat and he never did figure out the deception. He did have his keys to jingle, though.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Fox 10 News just reported he was found safe and sound. Cute trick your mom pulled. It maintained Dad's integrity and kept him and the public safe at the same time. Elderly care can be as much of a challenge as caring for children.

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