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5 NEWS UPDATE: Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man With Alzheimer's
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 10, 2012 @ 3:19PM
Created on October 10, 2012 @ 7:00PM
 
 
 
UPDATE 10/9/12:

State Police issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly man from Monongalia County.

Police received a call a little after 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, that Laurence Howard Nichol went missing from his daughter's Turtle Creek home in Morgantown.

More than 100 people, including search crews, volunteers, and police were out searching for the man.

Nichol is seventy-nine years old, weighs 145 pounds, and has blue eyes. He also has gray hair, and was last seen wearing a red jacket, light colored pants, and brown shoes.

Nichol suffers from Alzheimer's and walks with a limp.

Police say he should have contact information in his pocket.

LT. Roger Gidley of the Mon County Sheriff's Department said, "We have three or four canines that are coming out, that specialize in tracking. We're in the process now of getting a helicopter here with the thermal imager, so we can look for any heat source out in the woods."

If you've seen Nichol, please call the West Virginia State Police at 304-624-7573. You can also call the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department at 304-291-7260.

 
 
ORIGINAL STORY 10/9/12:
 
Officers with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department are looking for a man with Alzheimer's who went for a walk Tuesday afternoon, but never returned home.
 
The man who disappeared is 79-year-old Howard Nichol.
 
Family members told 5 News he was staying at a relatives house on Turtle Creek Drive in Morgantown.
 
Nichol is about 5'10", with dark slicked back hair, and he was was last seen wearing white pants and a red jacket.
 
If you see him call the Sheriff's Department, their number is (304) 291-7291.
 

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