Missing Alzheimer’s patient from Franklin found by UD Police

UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:

Sears has been located, according to Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman.

Sears was found in the 1700 block of South Patterson Blvd. by the University of Dayton Campus Police, according to Whitman.


Franklin police are searching for an Alzheimer’s patient who was last seen Thursday morning.

Charlie Sears, 78, was last seen at his Green Meadows Court home and was spotted about 9:10 a.m. near the McDonald’s on Ohio 123.

Sears has Alzheimer’s, according to Franklin police.

He is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He has grey hair, blue eyes and was wearing a red hat, a blue or green shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information should call Franklin police at 937-746-2882.