‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing man with dementia in Madison County

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Golden Alert was issued Saturday afternoon for a missing Richmond man with dementia who is also a diabetic, according to officials.

According to a Facebook post on Madison County Emergency Management’s page, 82-year old James McGuire, of Congleton Lane, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt with dressy, diabetic-type shoes.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says McGuire was last seen at 11:10 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Family members told investigators McGuire left his house to go for a walk and never returned.

He’s approximately 5’9″ and 160-pounds, bald with blue eyes.

Deputies say he wears dentures, but did not have them in when he left his house to go on the walk.

The initial search for McGuire was concentrated behind his home, according to deputies.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 859-624-4776 or call 911.

Prior to alerting the community to the Golden Alert, Madison County Emergency Management sent out an emergency “Prepare for Action” alert by mistake.  Minutes later the correct ‘Golden Alert’ message was sent out to the community.

A third message was sent out clarifying the first two alerts were, in fact, meant to notify people of a ‘Golden Alert.’ It read, anyone needing clarification can call (859) 624- 4787.

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