ORIGINAL STORY: An elderly Union Grove man is missing after he walked away from his home sometime between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Wilfred, “Willy,” Rushford, 75, lives in Harvest View Estates, a mobile home park, 15941 Durand Ave.
Law enforcement officials from several agencies used thermal imaging units and a K-9 unit to search the area. Unable to find him, the Racine County Sheriff’s Department issued a Silver Alert for Rushford.
A Silver Alert is a statewide public notification system used to notify the public that a person who has Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other permanent cognitive impairment is missing.
He is described as five-foot-seven-inches talk, 135 pounds, having gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a turquoise parka and green hat, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.
He isn’t suffering from any major medical issues, but he did have a quadruple bypass surgery.