Westlake: Elderly dementia patient found; is ok

10:14 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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WESTLAKE -- Police find the elderly man who walked out of a nursing home early Wednesday morning.

Police tell Channel 3 News he was found in Canton by Canton Police. He apparently took a cab to Canton.

He has been returned to Westlake and is ok.

Eight-two year old William "Sonny" Tichenor left a Center Ridge Road nursing home around 1:30 a.m.

He is described as 5'9", 215 lbs., blue eyes, white hair, and has a tattoo of a woman's name on his left forearm.

Tichenor was wearing a light blue sweater, blue jeans, an unknown color or style jacket, and moccasins.

He suffers from dementia.

Tichenor, in the past, has talked about going to Cleveland or New Orleans.


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