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Westlake: Elderly dementia patient found; is ok

10:14 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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WESTLAKE -- Police find the elderly man who walked out of a nursing home early Wednesday morning.

Police tell Channel 3 News he was found in Canton by Canton Police. He apparently took a cab to Canton.

He has been returned to Westlake and is ok.

Eight-two year old William "Sonny" Tichenor left a Center Ridge Road nursing home around 1:30 a.m.

He is described as 5'9", 215 lbs., blue eyes, white hair, and has a tattoo of a woman's name on his left forearm.

Tichenor was wearing a light blue sweater, blue jeans, an unknown color or style jacket, and moccasins.

He suffers from dementia.

Tichenor, in the past, has talked about going to Cleveland or New Orleans.

WKYC-TV

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