Missing man with dementia found, taken to hospital, Spartanburg Police say

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UPDATE: Spartanburg Police Department officials said John Dawkins, a missing man with dementia, was found in the area of Highway 295 and Venture Boulevard on Monday.

According to a news release, Dawkins was located just after 4 p.m. after a citizen called police, saying they saw the army veteran walking along Highway 295.

Dawkins was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center for evaluation.


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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Police are searching for a missing man who they say has dementia.

On Saturday November 21, at about 10:45 a.m., Spartanburg Police responded to Holly Drive in reference to a missing adult.

Once on the scene, officers learned that John Dawkins had walked away from his home sometime during the night.

John Dawkins is an army veteran and has dementia, police said. He is 66 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing a grey jacket with white stripes, grey pants and white socks (no shoes).

The Spartanburg Police Department is actively searching for Dawkins. The Spartanburg Police Department is asking the public to call 864.596.2065 or 864.596.2222 if he is located.

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