• Missing 78-year-old man found in Thurston County

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Update: Lakewood police said 78-year-old James Westenhaver was found in Thurston County.

    He was taken back to Saint Clare Hospital to be checked out.

    Original story: Lakewood police are asking for help in finding a 78-year-old missing man who may struggle with dementia.

    Police said James Westenhaver, 78, walked away from Saint Clare Hospital at about 3:38 p.m. Saturday.

    Westenhaver is described as white, 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a navy-blue sweater and tan hospital pants.

    Westenhaver normally uses a walker to get around, police said.

    Anyone who sees Westenhaver is asked to call 911.

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