Police Search For Missing 72-Year-Old With Dementia

Posted at 9:16 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 23:21:35-05

Police have been searching for a missing man who suffers from dementia.

Authorities said 72-year-old Lonnie Richard Smith was believed to have walked away from his Wakefield Drive home in South Nashville between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.

According to reports, he has been known to take short walks and has enjoyed visiting the Ellington Agricultural Center; however, police said efforts to find him in that area have been unsuccessful.

Smith was described as standing around 5’7’’ tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds. He has gray hair and a beard.

Officials said he was last seen wearing a green/gray windbreaker and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts has been urged to call the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600.