Thursday, September 16, 2010

Missing Adult Suffers from Alzheimer's

The Salt Lake City Police Department is searching for Wilfredo Reyes, 78, who has been missing since noon today.

Reyes suffers from Alzheimer’s and requires medication that he does not have with him. Although he has been in the country for 56 years, his medical condition has significantly limited his English language skills.

Officers have been searching for Reyes since family members contacted the Police Department at approximately 5 p.m. They continue their search at this hour and release a photo of Reyes in hopes the public may help locate him.

Reyes was last seen wearing a green long-sleeved shirt with white dots, khaki pants and black shoes. He was at a bus stop on 900 East and 2700 South with his wife at approximately noon today. Seeking a restroom, Reyes crossed the street to use one at Granite Bakery. While store employees remember seeing him leave, Reyes did not return to his wife at the bus stop.

The Police Department asks anyone who sees Reyes to call (801) 799-3000.