Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Safe

A happy ending this morning in Lexington to the search for a missing Alzheimer's patient.

Donald Preston and his wife were staying at the Knights Inn, off Winchester Road near I-75.

Police say Preston, who's in his late 70's, told his wife he was going to the store around nine last night. When he didn't return, she called police.

Police found Preston just before five this morning driving around Lexington.

The couple is from Michigan, and were on their way to Florida.


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  • by concerned Location: pikeville on Oct 31, 2007 at 12:21 PM
    there is also a man missing from pikeville, ky. Christopher May has been from Pikeville, KY since 10-29-07. If anyone has any information on his location or any idea of what has happened to him, please contact (606) 452-4577. Chris was last seen leaving work at dominoes in pikeville, driving a 1999 2 door red cavilier.
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 31, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    C, I'm so sorry but that image cracked me up :) I'm glad she was ok, though, and this gentleman, too. It doesn't always turn out that good when they wander off. Some sort of tracking device would be very handy in locating these guys, for sure.
  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 31, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    Thank God he was okay. A GPS unit on Alzheimer's patient might not be a bad idea. That was they can be located quickly. I know my grandmother left her nursing home once and was a mile down the road before they discovered she was gone! She even had a chair strapped to her, but took chair and all when she left! That was before they installed these security systmes to keep patients from running off!As I look back, it is funny, but when it happened it wasn't funny at all! I'm just glad that the police were able to locate this man before something bad happened to him.

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