SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -- Family members are asking for the public's help in finding an 80-year-old Sedro-Woolley Alzheimers patient who has been missing for three days.
Ray Jones was last seen sitting at a picnic table outside a dog park near his elder care facility midday Monday. Police hope to talk with the owners of a gold-color boxer and a red heeler. Those dogs were seen playing at the park at the time and the owners may have seen the missing man.
Family members say it's commong for people with Alzheimers to hide and are asking homeowners to search their property for the missing man, including garages, barns and sheds.
Hundreds of searchers on foot, air, boat and horseback searched the Sedro-Woolley area for days, but their efforts came up empty. While the search has been suspended, family and volunteers are plastering towns in the Skagit Valley with fliers about the missing man.
"It's like he just evaporated," said Anne Jones, wife of the missing man.
Jones was dressed in a blue plaid shirt, light blue pants when he went missing. He was likely carrying a black shaving-type bag. He's described as about 6 feet tall and 225 pounds with silver hair.