Search continues for missing dementia sufferer

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:02pm
Staff reports

Metro Police are searching for a 72-year-old dementia sufferer who has not been seen by his family since he drove away from his Rawlings Road home in Joelton at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bobby R. Yant left in a white 1993 Honda Accord bearing Tennessee license number 292-PXW while his wife was working in the garden, police say. Officers took the missing person report at 9:40 p.m. and, during the night, checked all locations to which he was likely to travel.

The missing man is 5 foot, 10 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds, according to police. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue pants, a ball cap and house shoes.

Police say surrounding jurisdictions were also notified, and information about Yant has been entered into a national law enforcement database in the event he is seen or stopped by officers anywhere in Tennessee or the nation.

Anyone seeing Yant or the white Honda since late last night is asked to immediately contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.


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