Recovered/Located AZ - Thomas Donnelly, 76, Tombstone, Cochise Co., 16 Jan 2019

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Minnesotan with dementia reported missing from Tombstone

    ***Missing Person***

    On 1-16-19 at approximately 0230 Hrs., Thomas Donnelly left his motel room in Tombstone, Arizona, telling his girlfriend that he would ‘be right back’.

    Mr. Donnelly got in his Maroon 2016 Ford Taurus bearing Minnesota 786VRN and left the area. His vehicle was last seen leaving the US Border Patrol Checkpoint north on Hwy 80 at approximately 0235 Hrs., according to the US BP agents on duty. Apparently, Mr. Donnelly was asking directions to I-10. Efforts to locate Mr. Donnelly included a local ATL (Attempt to Locate) as well as “Pinging” his cell phone.

    Mr. Donnelly has early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and although he takes proper medication, he sometimes has difficulty with short term memory. Mr. Donnelly is described as a 76 yo male, 5'6", 220 lbs, with grey hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. Mr. Donnelly was wearing khaki pants, a light colored purple shirt and dark green jacket.

    With the assistance of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, his temporary address at a Tucson RV park was checked. The cell phone previously “Pinged” had returned to the RV park and when the Pima County Sheriff’s Department checked his RV, the phone was located within, however there was no indication Mr. Donnelly had been there recently.

    At this time, Mr. Donnelly’s whereabouts are unknown, however, family members believe he may be trying to drive back to his home town in Minnesota. A Statewide “Silver Alert” has been initiated through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

    If you have any information on the location of Mr. Donnelly or his vehicle, please call the Tombstone Marshal’s Office at (520) 457-2244

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    Active--Silver Alert--Thomas Donnelly--Tombstone Marshalls | Arizona Department of Public Safety

    Silver Alert: Man missing from Tombstone suffers from dementia
     
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  2. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    How could he have left his hotel room yet been seen by border control 5 minutes previously? And if it was really 0230- why would you not follow someone with dementia if they told you they were going somewhere?
     
  3. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Hoping if he is trying to get back to MN they can track him via credit cards. I hate the drive from PHX to Tucson. The road is so desolate at night. Even with other cars on it.
     
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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed that the photo's were taken at a car show or museum. Barrett Jackson is going on right now in Scottsdale. I wonder if he could have headed there? Maybe he is a real car buff??
     
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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    And the "statewide" silver alert? None of the electronic signs in PHX were activated for him tonight.
     
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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    I have not received one phone alert for a missing individual, since moving here 4 yrs ago. Just Amber Alerts.
     
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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    If there was phone alerts for Silver Alerts here our phones would be busy. But, that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. People may pay attention more??
     
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