Police find missing East Palo Alto man with dementia


Update: Police located Thursday morning a man in his 70s who was last seen on foot walking away from the Stanford Hospital early Wednesday morning after receiving discharge papers. Officers from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office found Henry James Scott, a resident of East Palo Alto, on a bus in Oakland.


Henry James Scott, a resident of East Palo Alto, is 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black coat with a hood, a brown baseball cap with no known logo on it, blue jeans, brown shoes and possibly a blue-and-white striped shirt. He has short salt-and-pepper hair and is missing his front teeth.

Police said that he has dementia and high blood pressure. He has no known destination, but frequents public transportation buses throughout the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo, police said.

Police are asking anyone who sees Scott or has information about his whereabouts to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center immediately at 650-329-2413 and keep him under observation, if possible, until an officer arrives.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Are they actively searching for this gentleman? Is there an active search party involved?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

Glad to hear that the police located this gentleman.

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Posted by mom in Palo alto
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Why was he given his OWN discharge paperwork??? Someone messed up at the hospital, thank God they found him.

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

Thank heavens he was found.

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