Alzheimer's patient found about 5 miles from home

January 04, 1998

BOONSBORO -- A 70-year-old Alzheimer's patient who had been missing about 12 hours from his Frederick County home was found yesterday on a road in neighboring Washington County after a search involving six government agencies.

John Jacob Gilroy, who was last seen by his family Friday night, left his home in western Frederick County on foot. The family searched for three hours before contacting the police.

The missing man was found on Reno Monument Road in Washington County, about five miles from his home.

Authorities said he was in good condition but was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a checkup.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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