Monday, December 29, 2014

Missing Alzheimer's Patient Safely Returns Home

Police find 80-year-old last seen on Christmas - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

This story played out over the Christmas Day and the day after.  We were alerted about a missing Alzheimer's patient through an MPD "city watch."  These often involve runaways.. But this case warranted more coverage.  I found the man's family at the home from which he wandered away.  We shot an interview, got some video, and I did a stand-up.  My photographer and I were preparing to edit the piece when the missing man's son called.  He said his father had been found!  Needless to say, we re-grouped and went back to the house for the reunion.  It turned out to be a much better story.


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