Etowah Co. authorities locate missing man with dementia

Etowah Co. authorities locate missing man with dementia

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Authorities in Etowah County were searching for a missing man in the Ivalee community. He was found safe.

Police say 71-year-old Jerry Ray Pennington walked away from his residence Thursday morning on Carnes Chapel Road. He suffers from dementia and has wandered away from his home before.

Pennington is described as a white male, 6-feet-2-inches tall, weighing 210 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a black Vietnam Veteran’s hat with yellow writing, a blue plaid jacket, tan shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.

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