INDIANAPOLIS - Police in Lawrence called off the search Friday for an 87-year-old man who went missing from a nursing facility early Tuesday morning. He was found not too far from where he disappeared.
Indiana State Police (ISP) announced Friday morning that the Silver Alert was canceled for Theodore Johnson, 87, who was staying at Lawrence Manor, near 46th Street and Post Road, which is an assisted living and rehabilitation center. Johnson's caretakers said he has Alzheimer's disease.
Johnson was believed to have escaped the facility through a window about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Investigators with ISP tell RTV6 that a neighbor of Lawrence Manor found Johnson lying between houses, not too far away from the center.
This was reportedly an area that had been searched extensively over the past few days, so investigators believe Johnson had been on the move in the meantime.
It appears he was trying to get back to the center when he was found, and ISP said they weren't sure if he had eaten anything in the last four days.
ISP said Johnson's Alzheimer's is so advanced, he was unable to tell anyone where he had been this week.
Officials said he's stable, but is being treated for dehydration at the VA hospital, where he will be reunited with his family.
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