Clayton County Senior with Dementia Leaves Residence, Disappears – Crime On-line

Authorities are asking the public for help in finding an elderly man with serious health problems who is missing in Georgia, WSB-TV reports.

Edward Brown, 78, reportedly left his home on the 2100 block of Shawnee Drive near Jonesboro, Georgia at around 6 p.m. on Friday. Jonesboro is a city of approximately 4,700 people located 20 miles south of Atlanta.

Brown usually carries a GPS tracking device that WAGA-TV says shows its last known location near Rock Quarry Road and the Eagles Landing area in Henry County.

Henry County authorities are now actively searching for Brown, WSB-TV reports.

Brown has Alzheimer’s, dementia, and COPD. He is black and has black hair with brown eyes. He weighs about 210 pounds and is 6-foot-1.

According to Clayton County Police, he was last seen wearing a black hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans and gray tennis shoes.

Georgia Police issued a Mattie’s call in their search for Brown. Mattie’s Call is an emergency alerting process in the state to help locate missing disabled and elderly people, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

To activate the alert, which can only be issued by law enforcement agencies, five criteria must be met: (1) a law enforcement agency believes that a disabled or cognitively impaired adult has disappeared or is in imminent danger of injury or death; (2) law enforcement investigated the person’s disappearance and eliminated other reasons for the person’s disappearance; (3) there is enough information that can be made available to the public to facilitate the search for the person; (4) information on the missing person is added to the National Crime Information Center database; and (5) law enforcement agencies issue a nationwide broadcast to notify authorities and local media.

To report information about Brown’s whereabouts, call the Clayton County Police Department at 770-477-3747.

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[Feature Photo: Edward Brown/Handout]

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