Utah man reported missing found in Nevada


SANTA CLARA, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A man suffering from Alzheimers, who disappeared in Southern Utah, was found Wednesday evening.

At Santa Clara City Hall, Ted Drew Miller’s missing persons flyer was still taped to the door on Wednesday. The 69-year-old suffered from dementia and Alzheimers, and flyers with his photo have been taped to windows and doors throughout Southern Utah since his family reported him missing Sunday morning.

“We do have cases with alzheimer’s, and it’s hard to know where they’re going or what their thought process is, and it’s hard to have a place to begin searching because we don’t know exactly where they’re going, and that’s why we get the information as quickly as possible and try to get the public involved in helping us locate the individual,”said Officer Chad Holt with the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department.

On Wednesday morning the news that Miller had been found  spread quickly.

“Under those conditions I’m glad he did well,” said Dan Kennedy, an Ivin’s resident.

Miller was located early Wednesday morning in Nye County Nevada,  about 5 hours from his home in Ivins, Utah where his family last saw him.

“He was severely dehydrated and he was taken to a local area hospital for further evaluation,” said Holt.

“I’m really glad they found him. I’m really glad they found him. I don’t know his background or his history but I’m sure he’s pretty relieved too. You know, family and everybody worried about you,” said Kennedy.   

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