UPDATE (April 7, 1:20 p.m.): The Brooklyn Park Police Department has reported that Sylvester Smith was found dead by searchers Sunday morning. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause of death. Below is the original story posted Saturday.


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Brooklyn Park police are seeking the public’s help locating a missing 89-year-old man who has Alzheimer’s.

(credit: Brooklyn Park Police Department)

Authorities say Sylvester Smith was last seen at his home in the 6600 block of Cherokee Lane North around 4 a.m. Saturday. When family members woke around 7 a.m., Smith was missing. According to police, Smith is sociable but not familiar with the neighborhood.

Smith is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a white zip-up shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

  1. Trish Rademacher says:

    We have a story about a missing elderly man but we get a news cast about the Final Four.

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