‘We don’t want people to forget’; Search continues for missing Beavercreek man

78-year-old with dementia last seen Jan. 30.

Robert Hageman, a 78-year-old Beavercreek man who suffers from dementia, is still missing two weeks after he drove away from his home on Jan. 30 and did not return.

The silver 2005 Buick LeSabre Hageman was driving was found nearly 80 miles away on Jan. 31 in Mercer County near Overdrive Entertainment on U.S. 127, just south of Siegrist-Jutte Road. When police found the car less than four miles from St. Mary’s Lake, its gas tank was empty, its battery was dead and Hageman was nowhere in sight.

“We don’t want people to forget — we want them to keep looking,” said Hageman’s daughter, Tina Hageman.

Robert Hageman is white, stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 156 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes.

Authorities know that around noon Jan. 30 he went to McDonald’s on Dayton-Xenia Road, and he made it back home because food wrappers were found at the house.

The family believes he left the house sometime between 1 and 7 p.m., which is when his son who lives with him returned home from work and discovered his father missing.

Tina Hageman said that police have two confirmed leads — the license plate was picked up at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 30 on Trebein Road in Beavercreek, and a man driving home in Mercer County saw the car at 11 p.m.

She said there have been searches in Mercer County and in Beavercreek as well as a few tips, but so far none of them have found her father.

“We’re just desperate for any leads, and sightings, and information,” she said. “We’re hopeful someone may have seen something, no matter how small.”

Although Robert Hageman suffers from dementia, Tina Hageman said that someone speaking to him or giving him a ride might not realize it.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts or believes they may have seen him are urged to call 911 or the Beavercreek Police Department at 937-426-1225.

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