Sidney Hayes (Courtesy/Dayton Police Dept.)

Missing Dayton man found safe near Fairborn

A missing Dayton man who prompted an endangered missing alert has been found.

Sidney Hayes, 84, was found safe near Fairborn, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said.


An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 84-year-old Dayton man last seen Wednesday evening leaving his residence on Longvale Drive. 

Sidney Hayes is 6 feet 2, about 229 pounds and has brown hair and gray eyes. 

He is a diabetic and may be in need of medication. He was wearing a "Buffalo Soldier" bowling jacket when he was last seen at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Mr. Hayes is believed to be driving a tan Cadillac DTS bearing license tag 892Y AM. 

Dayton police released his photo and a picture of a car that is similar to his. 

Sidney Hayes, the focus of an Endangered Missing Adult Alert out of Dayton, is believed to be driving a car similar to this one, police said Thursday. (Courtesy/Dayton Police Dept.)

The alert has been issued for Montgomery County and the following regions: west central and southwest Ohio, which includes the following counties: Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren. 

If you see Hayes or know of his whereabouts, you are asked to call the state attorney general’s missing persons unit at 866-693-9171 or dial 911 to be transferred directly to the Dayton Police Department or to hear the alert information.

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