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Update: The man missing from a Salt Lake County care center has been found walking near the Interstate 80 eastbound connector to I-215 southbound. He appears to be OK. Earlier:
SALT LAKE COUNTY -- An endangered person alert has been issued for a man missing from a care center.Richard Eaby, 55, was last seen before bed check Tuesday night at the Canyon Rim Care Center near 2700 East and 3300 South. When staff went to check on him again just before lights out, he was missing. A search for him has been ongoing since then.
He suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Lt. Don Hutson of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says they're concerned because he did not get the medication he takes for Parkinson's. They are worried that he may fall.
"Apparently the chance of him falling as he's walking around without his medication and without his walker which he usually uses is very high," Hutson said.
They also are concerned about exposure. "It got down in the high 30s, low 40s last night," Hutson said. "He's ill-equipped to be wandering around in that kind of weather."
The severity of his dementia is unclear but authorities say he is not capable of taking care of himself for extended periods of time. Deputies don't believe he has any contacts in the immediate area.
He was last seen wearing a yellow polo shirt with blue pants. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall with long strawberry blond hair and a full beard.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.