TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police thanked the community after a missing 82-year-old man suffering from dementia was found safe. A resident found Richard Short walking alone and called the police department.
Short was checked by medical personnel and returned home to his family.
Authorities announced Richard Short was located shortly before 9:00 a.m. after an alert citizen saw Richard walking near McEachron Elementary school.
The Topeka Police Department turned to the public to ask for help with locating a missing 82-year-old man suffering from dementia.
A Silver Alert had been issued for Richard Short, who walked away from his home just west of S.E. 42nd Street and S.E. Illinois Avenue Thursday morning around 2:30 a.m.
Short has been diagnosed with dementia and was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt, shorts, and socks.
Anyone with information about Short can call the police at 785-368-9400 or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234- 0007.