Police Search For Missing 79-Year-Old

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A crime alert has been issued to help police find a missing 79-year-old man who went missing Wednesday.

Authorities say Richard Ernest Paquin left the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center after being discharged in Brainerd around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday by foot and hasn’t been seen since.

Paquin was waiting for a family member when he disappeared, according to the crime alert.

Paquin is described as a 5-foot-11 white man, 210 pounds with gray hair and last seen wearing dark “Wrangler” cargo-style pants, brown boots, a gray stocking cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Family said Paquin suffers a medical condition that requires medication and is easily confused and disoriented.

Anyone with information about Paquin’s whereabouts is asked to call the Brainerd Police Department at 218-829-2805.


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