Missing Man Located; ‘Took Cab’

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WESTLAKE, Ohio — The elderly man who went missing from a nursing home “apparently took a cab to Canton,” the Westlake Police Department said after he was located.

William “Sonny” Tichenor, 82, walked away from a Center Ridge Road nursing home in Westlake Wednesday morning.

Police say he suffers from dementia. He’s talked about going to Cleveland or New Orleans in the past. 

He made it as far as Canton, Ohio, and was said to be in good health.

He is being transported back to the Life Care Center in Westlake by Westlake police.

Other details were not released.

(Fox 8’s Jessica Dabrowski contributed to this report.)