UPDATE

THE MISSING ADULT ALERT FOR JOHN SPOFFORD HAS BEEN CANCELLED. JOHN WAS FOUND IN DUBUQUE, IOWA & IS BEING EVALUATED AT MERCY HOSPITAL IN DUBUQUE.


Information as of: 07/20/2011 9:30 a.m.

Be on the lookout for a missing person last seen on 7/15/2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the city Columbus, Ohio on the west side.

The missing person’s name is John D. Spofford age 71 years old, white male, six feet two inches, weighing 225 pounds with short grey hair and brown eyes. The individual was last seen wearing Green Bay Packers baseball cap, multi-colored blue polo style shirt, dark blue or black pants, white and blue New Balance tennis shoes and he was also carrying a large red duffle bag. At the time Mr. Spofford left, he was not wearing his glasses and has no facial hair.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mr. Spofford is from Iowa, but was staying with family on the west side of Columbus, Ohio after suffering from multiple medical issues. He has been diagnosed with dementia and his medical problems have caused issues with his ability to think clearly. He also has diabetes and has a very limited supply of insulin with him. He was leaving to take a Greyhound bus back to Dubuque, Iowa, with a stop in Cleveland, Ohio. It cannot be confirmed he left on the bus. Extensive investigative efforts have failed to locate him.

Call 1-866-693-9171 to listen to the Alert information or be directed to the investigating law enforcement agency. Please contact the Columbus Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (614) 645-4545 or dial 911 if you see the individual or suspect.

 

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