Roanoke County crews find missing Alzheimer’s patient

Roanoke County PoliceRoanoke County police, fire and rescue scrambled this morning when they got word of an Alzheimer’s patient missing in this bitter cold. Police Sergeant Joseph Orange says the man in his 70s was reported missing from his house on Montgomery Circle in the Vinton area around 3 a.m. He was found in a wooded area less than a quarter of a mile from his house. Sergeant Orange says the man had been missing for two to three hours. Cold, but in good spirits, he was taken to a hospital.

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