10-09-2015, 12:47 AM #1
MD - Lubin Phipps, 80, Upper Marlboro, 18 Sept 2015
Daughter of missing man has question about disappearance
"September 18, an 80-year-old man went missing from a picnic in Upper Marlboro. His family hasn’t stopped looking for him, but as they continue to search they have more and more questions for the assisted living center that was supposed to be looking after him.
When drivers pass Watkins Park they see a flashing sign telling them Lubun Phipps is still missing. A white van has also become a fixture in the park, driving through with photos of Phipps on every side.
Phipps has dementia and since he moved to America from the Virgin Islands he's been living at the Woodmore House Assisted Living. His family says that's who he was with when he disappeared."
10-13-2015, 06:56 PM #2Registered User
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Body of missing Md. man with dementia believed found
By WTOP Staff October 12, 2015 6:02 pm
http://wtop.com/prince-georges-count...d-to-be-found/WASHINGTON — The daughter of an 80-year-old man, who had been missing for weeks after he wandered away from a senior picnic, is heartbroken that her father died outdoors, alone. Police believe they found the body of Lubin Phipps during a search of Watkins Regional Park Sunday. The remains of a man who matches Phipps’ description was found in an area of the park that police described as “not regularly traveled.”
Phipps was last seen at a picnic held at the park on Sept. 18. An autopsy has been scheduled and Prince George’s County police are investigating the death of the man found. Although the remains have not officially been identified as Phipps, his family wants answers.
10-13-2015, 07:14 PM #3
Oh his poor family. I had a relative with dementia, I can't imagine how frightened they were when he went missing. RIP sir.
10-15-2015, 04:13 PM #4
'Homicide': Family Seeks Charges After Body of Maryland Man With Dementia Presumed to be Found
The family of Lubin Phipps and their lawyer said at a news conference Monday that they want prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the assisted living facility in whose care Phipps was when he went missing Sept. 18.
"It can't be characterized as anything else but a homicide," lawyer Ed Leyden said. "If those who were responsible for Mr. Phipps and taking care of him failed in their duty, an accounting and a reckoning will and must happen."
The body, believed to be that of Phipps, was found Sunday afternoon during a search by Maryland-National Capital Park Police and volunteer search-and-rescue team.
10-17-2015, 06:28 PM #5
Medical examiners have determined the body found in a Prince George's County park last month is that of the 80-year-old man who wandered away from an assisted living facility's picnic three weeks prior.
Lubin Phipps, of Upper Marlboro, was the man whose body was found in Watkins Regional Park on Oct. 11, Prince George's County police said in an update Friday night after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner made the identification earlier in the day. Police and Phipps' family previously said they presumed the body belonged to Phipps.
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