Police seek ill man last seen Dec. 18

June 14, 1996|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police are searching for a 41-year-old man who suffers from seizures and last was seen Dec. 18 when he walked out of Johns Hopkins Hospital after getting medication for his condition.

Benjamin Dennis, who lives with his mother in the 1400 block of Carswell St. in Northeast Baltimore, apparently was headed back to his old East Baltimore neighborhood.

"This is six months," said his mother, Myrtle E. Brown. "He hasn't called me or anything. He wouldn't be gone that long."

Brown said her son had surgery in 1992 to remove blood clots from his brain. Since then, he has suffered seizures -- one of which forced him back to Hopkins on Dec. 16. He was treated and released two days later.

"We think he got disoriented and wandered off," said Detective Don Carroll of the missing persons unit. "He might be in some shelter that we haven't checked yet."

Brown, a substitute teacher at City College, said she has checked the old neighborhoods, "but I can't seem to find him."

A year ago, Brown said, Dennis disappeared from Union Memorial Hospital and was returned home by a city police officer, who "found him one day roaming around. He had one shoe on and one shoe off."

Dennis is described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen with a beard. He has an indentation in the left side of his skull. Anyone with information is urged to call city police at 396-2344.

Pub Date: 6/14/96

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