• Police searching for missing 79-year-old man with Alzheimer's, dementia

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    LAKE TAPPS, Wash. - Pierce County sheriffs are searching for a missing 79-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease and dementia Saturday morning. 

    Paul Forsstrom was last seen around 9 a.m. at his house on 43rd Street Court East in Lake Tapps. He was driving a red 2016 Ford Escape with the license plate AZL8854.

    Police say Forsstrom has Alzheimer's disease and dementia and also used two canes and walks with a limp. He does not have a cellphone and officials believe he may be attempting to drive to SeaTac Airport to fly to Finland. 

    Forsstrom has blue eyes and blonde and gray hair, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black leather coat and jeans. 

    Call 911 if you see him. 

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