November 08, 2013 17:35
Richard McDonald has been found safe and has returned to his care facility.
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 60-year-old Richard Bruce McDonald, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's.
McDonald went missing from his secure care facility, in the 5700 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue, after he was last witnessed jumping over a fence, at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning, November 8, 2013.
East Precinct uniform officers have been canvassing the area since early this morning, and Missing Persons detectives have joined the investigation.
McDonald will appear healthy, and can walk long distances; however, due to the Alzheimer's, he is easily confused, has difficulty communicating verbally and he cannot care for himself safely.
He reportedly enjoys walking on the Springwater Corridor, likes going to malls and 7-Eleven convenience stores. He has previously lived in the Milwaukie and Bandon, Oregon areas.
McDonald is described as a white male, 60 years old, 5'6", 140 pounds, balding on top, with thinning salt and pepper hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans, and was carrying a blanket and a bag of clothing.
Anyone who knows of McDonald's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503)823-0446.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204