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Tuesday, October 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Elderly man with dementia located by police

From staff reports
UPDATE: 12:32 p.m.

Andrew Neelands has been located.

ORIGINAL STORY

Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly male with extreme dementia who walked away from the House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific Ave. on Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Neelands, 91, was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray sweatpants. A news release from the police department said Neelands may not know his own name. He is 5’ 8” and weighs 155 pounds. He usually uses a wheelchair, however, his friend returned with the wheelchair saying he had taken an STA bus around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Police do not know what bus he got on. He cannot walk far and may have needed assistance getting off the bus. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

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