Authorities are asking for help locating a missing elderly man.

According to a news release, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department has issued an endangered silver alert for a missing adults incident that unfolded on Friday, March 3.

The missing adult at risk is 79-year-old Eugene Ogle Culbertson, a white male, 6ft tall and 280lbs, with auburn hair and blue eyes. Most recently, he wore a green flannel shirt, blue jeans and a belt with a metal buckle. Culbertson has a full beard.

Culbertson suffers from a medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to authorities, Culbertson was confused and could not recognize his wife. He stated that he wanted to go to the house of his parents, who have been deceased for many years. It is known that Culbertson traveled to Whitney Road off Kentucky Road in Independence where his family previously had a farm.

Culbertson is traveling in a white 2004 Ford Expedition with Missouri license plates LE2B1X. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on US Highway 50.

Anyone who sees the missing person, employee, or vehicle, or has information about the endangered missing person should immediately dial 9-1-1 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at (660) 747 – call up. 2265.

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