Police find critically missing elderly man

BALTIMORE - UPDATE | William "Billy" Hearron Carpenter has been found safely and is being reunited with his family, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Anne Arundel County Police are asking the public's assistance in locating an 83-year-old man who was last seen Thursday morning in Baltimore City.

The son of William "Billy" Hearron Carpenter said that Carpenter left the son's residence in the 400 block of Waverly Avenue in his 2008 Dodge Caliber with Maryland registration plates 1AD5222 at some point Thursday morning.  The son last heard from Billy on his cell phone around 8 a.m.

According to the family, Billy is suffering from the onset of dementia.  Billy was scheduled to visit his doctor at 1600 Crain Highway during the day, but never made the appointment.  Attempts to contact Carpenter by his cell phone revealed that it was currently off.

Maryland State Police have issued a Silver Alert for Carpenter.

The son told police that Billy frequents the Glen Burnie Costco Center and Wal-Mart on Ordnance Road.  Patrol units made numerous checks at the stores as well as local hospitals but were unable to locate Carpenter.

Carpenter is described as a white male, 83-years old, 5' 9," 195 pounds with gray hair.

The public is urged to contact police immediately with any information regarding Carpenter.

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