Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find an elderly man with serious health conditions who is missing in Georgia, WSB-TV reports.
Edward Brown, 78, is believed to have walked away from his home on the 2100 block of Shawnee Drive near Jonesboro, Georgia, on Friday around 6 p.m. Jonesboro is a city of about 4,700 residents located 20 miles south of Atlanta.
Brown usually carries with him a GPS tracking device, which shows his last known location near the Rock Quarry Road and Eagles Landing area in Henry County, according to WAGA-TV.
Authorities in Henry County are now actively looking for Brown, WSB-TV reports.
Brown has Alzheimer’s, dementia, and COPD. He is Black and has black hair with brown eyes. He weighs about 210 pounds and is 6-foot-1.
He was last seen wearing a black hat, white T-shirt, blue jeans, and gray tennis shoes, according to the Clayton County Police Department.
Georgia police have issued a Mattie’s Call in their search for Brown. Mattie’s Call is an emergency alert procedure in the state to help locate disabled and elderly persons who have gone missing, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
To active the alert, which can be done only by law enforcement, five criteria must be met: (1) A law enforcement agency believes an adult who is disabled or cognitively impaired has gone missing or is in immediate danger of harm or death; (2) law enforcement has verified the person’s disappearance and eliminates alternative reasons for the person’s disappearance; (3) there is enough information to release to the public to help locate the individual; (4) information about the missing person is added to the National Crime Information Center database; and (5) law enforcement issues a statewide broadcast to notify authorities and local media.
To report information about Brown’s whereabouts, call Clayton County police at 770-477-3747.
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[Feature Photo: Edward Brown/Handout]