New Westminster police are asking for the public’s help to find 79-year-old Donald Laird.
Police say he was last seen leaving a local hospital on McBride Boulevard in New West on Wednesday around 6 p.m.
He is described as Caucasian, 5’5”, approximately 185 pounds, balding with grey hair and a grey beard.
Laird was last seen wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood and grey sweatpants, He was carrying a black backpack with a white stripe and was using a wooden cane.
“We’re concerned for Mr. Lairds’s well-being because he is believed to have onset of dementia,” said Acting Sergeant Jeff Scott in a statement. “If you see Mr. Laird or know where he may be, we would like to hear from you.”
He is known to frequent coffee shops and is believed to be in Downtown Vancouver.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.