Missing Elderly Topeka Man Found Safe

By: Stephanie Schultz/ Amanda Lanum
By: Stephanie Schultz/ Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department said at 3:45 a.m. Friday that a missing elderly man has been found and is reported to be in good condition.

TPD issued a Kansas Silver Alert for 79 year old Gary Dee Atkinson of Topeka.

Atkinson, who suffers from dementia, left his residence in the 5200 block of SW 40th Terrace around 9:00 a.m. Thursday. He left a note saying he was going to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.

Surveillance video from the library shows Atkinson checking out two books just before 11:15 a.m.

Police canceled the Silver Alert for Atkinson at 3:46 a.m. Friday. They said no further details would be released at this time.


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