Silver Alert issued for missing Gowanda man with Alzheimer’s disease

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert for a 66-year-old Gowanda man suffering from early stage Alzheimer’s disease who was reported missing Saturday morning.

Richard W. Inglut left his house to visit family in Virgina but never arrived, the sheriff’s office said. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Inglut spoke with family on the phone and told them he was on I-95 but did not know where or what town he was driving in.

Inglut was last known to be operating a blue 2019 Ford Ranger with New York license plate number KRY 8410. His is white, weighs 130 lbs., has gray hair and was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray shirt and sweatpants.

Anyone who observes Inglut or his vehicle is asked to contact their local police agency.

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