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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane police ask for help to find missing men with memory problems

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find Jason L Hettinger, 67, (right), and Vasiliy A Verkhovodov, 83. (Courtesy of Spokane police)
Police are asking for the public’s help to find Jason L Hettinger, 67, (right), and Vasiliy A Verkhovodov, 83. (Courtesy of Spokane police)
From staff reports

Update: Spokane police said Wednesday afternoon that both men had been located.

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Spokane police are asking for the public’s help to find two missing men with memory problems.

Vasiliy A Verkhovodov, 83, went missing from his family home in the 3100 block of S. Mount Vernon St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spokane police said in a news release. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, has difficulty hearing and does not speak English.

He is described as a white, 5-feet-11-inches tall and about 200 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue striped shirt, a gray baseball cap and gray pants. Verkhovodov may be wearing a medical alert bracelet with his name, medications he takes and his family phone number.

Police also are asking for help to find Jason L Hettinger, 67. He went missing from his residence in the 2500 block of E. First Ave. about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

He also has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Hettinger is described as white, 5-feet-8-inches tall and about 150 pounds with a white beard, white hair on the sides of his head and bald at the top. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt with white writing on it and black pants. He was not wearing shoes at the time he went missing.

Both men have histories of walking away from their residences.

Police ask that anyone with information on the whereabouts of either man to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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