UPDATE @ 6:32 a.m.
Richard Ashton has been found and is safe, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Ashton was located at a gas station in West Chester Twp.
A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 88-year-old Butler County man.
Richard Ashton is described as a white male, six-feet-tall, weighing 152 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. Ashton was last seen wearing a blue button-up dress shirt, khaki pants, and brown dress shoes.
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Ashton was last seen Thursday around 7 p.m. leaving a West Chester Hospital and has not returned home.
Ashton suffers from cognitive issues and is believed to have become lost trying to get home.
Ashton drives a maroon 2006 Ford Fusion with Ohio license plate EUP5254.
If you see Ashton or his vehicle you’re asked to contact 911 immediately.
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