UPDATE: Missing Man, 82, With Possible Dementia Located Safe (Photo)

August 19, 2019 06:55


Banks was located safe this morning in Portland and returned to his family. The Bureau appreciates the public's help in looking for him.

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Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives are requesting help from the public to locate an 82-year-old man with symptoms of dementia. Ronald Banks was last seen Saturday August 17, 2019 at about 10:00 a.m. leaving his home in the 5500 block of Northeast 27th Avenue. BANKS was last seen wearing a blue sweat suit. He walks slowly using a multi-colored cane and regularly goes on short walks and returns home on his own.

BANKS was talking to his family yesterday morning about going to the hospital for a check-up but local hospitals have no record of his arrival. However, last year he went missing and took a bus to Oklahoma where he was born.

BANKS is described as having early onset of dementia though reportedly has no difficulty remembering his name, address, and answers questions easily. BANKS is in possession of his credit card which he has the ability to use.

If anyone sees BANKS, please call 911. If anyone has information about BANKS or where he might be, please e-mail missing@portlandoregon.gov or call Detective Lori Fonken at 503 823 1081.


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