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Police searching for missing Millcreek man

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 2:38 p.m. MDT

Police are asking for the public's help in locating missing 69-year-old Derald Nielson, who has Alzheimer's. He was last seen walking his dog in Millcreek at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. (Unified police) Police are asking for the public's help in locating missing 69-year-old Derald Nielson, who has Alzheimer's. He was last seen walking his dog in Millcreek at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. (Unified police)

MILLCREEK — The Unified Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing man who suffers from advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Derald Nielson, 69, was last seen by a neighbor at 6:30 am Saturday morning walking his dog, according to Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. He is described as 6 feet tall, with grey hair and blue eyes, wearing a grey cardigan, grey pants and a blue polo shirt.

Nielson's dog returned home without him and it is unknown if Nielson would be able to find his way home as a result of his illness. Nielson's wife began looking for him around noon, Hoyal said, and contacted police at approximately 3 p.m.

Officers searched the area extensively and were unable to locate Nielson. Anyone with information about the man's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 801-743-7000.

— Benjamin Wood

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