SANTA ROSA (BCN) — An at-risk man with dementia who left his residence on Feb. 27 and went missing is still not accounted for, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Lawrence “Larry” Atchison left his residence on foot at 4:45 p.m. and his current whereabouts are unknown. Atchison has dementia and does not know how to navigate his way around the city and will not know how to return home, police said.
SRPD had previously requested the assistance of the Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team to find Atchison. SRPD officers, Community Service Officers, and Field and Evidence Technicians were assisting with the search. SRPD also deployed drones.
According to police, there have been no significant sightings of Atchison, nor any leads in several days. Due to local resources, SRPD said it was going to shift to a limited search capacity on March 10.
People who live in the Bennett Valley area are asked to check places on their property where a person might seek shelter, such as outbuildings, cars, underbrush, under porches, decks, and the like. People are also asked to review their home security footage to see if they can spot Atchison.
He was last seen in the area of Leafwood Circle. He is white, 65 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Columbia jacket with no hood, dark blue jeans and black slip-on shoes.
Anyone who sees Atchison should contact the Santa Rosa Police Department dispatch at (707) 528-5222 with any information about his location.
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