Update: Missing Napa Man Located

Norman Alumbaugh, 85, has been found and is fine, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. He suffers from dementia and was considered at risk when he failed to arrive as expected at his destination, authorities said earlier.

Updated 10:50 p.m.: Norman Alumbaugh "has been located and is fine," according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

A message from the Napa County Sheriff's Office seeks assistance in finding a missing man last seen in north Napa:

Napa County Sheriff's Office seeks your help in locating a missing person "at risk." 

Missing Person: Norman Alumbaugh, white male 85 years old, 5'10", 190lbs, Norman suffers from Dementia, he has silver white hair, a goatee and a mustache. He was wearing jeans and a blue fleece. Last seen on Trancas Street turning towards Silverado Trail in Napa, earlier today. Norman is driving a silver colored Town and Country SUV,  license plate #5SHE259.

If you have any information that can assist in locating Norman Alumbaugh, please call 911 or contact the Napa Dispatch Center at 707-253-4451.

Louisa Hufstader December 06, 2012 at 06:55 AM
He's found and is fine, everyone! A message came through from the sheriff's office just a few minutes ago. No further details came with it.
Scott Yeager December 06, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Really? A 85 year old man with dementia is driving an SUV around town. Lost. Why is a 85 year old man with dementia driving at all? If he was your father would you want him even driving a golf cart?
Paul Woodward, MD December 06, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Glad he's safe. From the DMV website about driving and dementia. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/dementia.htm " An action will not be taken by the department against the driving privilege without receiving information from a physician."
Marissa Roehrs December 06, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I know him personally. If you have ever known someone with Dementia then you would know that it is much more complicated. People disappear all the time, forget that the house they are in is their home, become afraid and bolt. It takes a moment. So if you have walked out of the room/gone to the bathroom etc this can happen. Of course he should not be driving all I was saying was that the only comment was "oh well he shouldn't be driving" does that mean he doesn't deserve compassion? That IF his family allowed it that this is what they deserve? That is why I said shame on you.
Belle (Orchid Lady) December 06, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Really glad he is safe and sound!


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