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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Silver Alert canceled after missing man found dead

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 12:20am
Updated: February 5, 2013 - 9:50am


A Silver Alert was issued late Monday for a missing 92-year-old, Earl "Andy" Anderson.

This morning Paola Police say the Silver Alert has been canceled after he was found dead less than a mile from the nursing home that he walked away from. Officials say he was located near the railroad tracks.

No other details were immediately available from authorities.

Original report:

Earl "Andy" Anderson, 92
Photo provided by the Paola Police Department
Earl "Andy" Anderson is said to have walked away from a nursing home in Paola on Monday. The nursing home is the Country Club Estates at 2 Lewis Drive. He was last seen around 7:30 Monday evening according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

He suffers from Dementia and easily becomes confused.

Anderson is a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 167lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt, suspenders, dark colored pants, dark coat and glasses. He does not have access to a vehicle.

As of 12:25 a.m., there was a search in progress. Paola Police and Fire Department, along with several Search and Rescue K-9 from Johnson County were searching the area where he was last seen.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, Police have called off the search for the night, with plans to resume at 7 a.m.. A source familiar with the search tells Operation 100 News that there is a group headed to Paola from Wichita to help when the search resumes in the morning.

If you have seen Earl "Andy" Anderson you are asked to call Paola Police at 913-259-3640.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available.

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