FOUND: Off-duty officer locates missing man with dementia

Police have found missing Darrell Rugh, 76, who went missing Aug. 26, 2020 from St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Police Department reached out for the public’s help in locating a missing adult man with dementia Wednesday evening.

Update Aug. 27, 11:20 a.m. Police announced that the man has been found safe. An off-duty officer saw a post on social media and later noticed Darrell walking in the Bloomington area.

Darrell Rugh, 76, was last seen at the bus stop in front of Harmons Grocery on 700 South in St. George on Aug. 26 around 2 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the St. George Police Department.

At the time, he was wearing a blue and white plaid button-up shirt, dark blue or black cargo shorts, sandals and prescription glasses. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds, has white hair, green eyes and a fair complexion.

Rugh has dementia and is not familiar with the area.

“Please keep a look out for him and call police if you see him. He lives in the Sunriver area and may attempt to walk from the area of Harmon’s to his residence, but he could also be in any part of St. George. Thank you for sharing and assisting in finding Darrell,” the Facebook post said.

After he was found, police thanked the community.

“We are happy for this positive ending,” the department said in a social media post. “Thanks to everyone for your the help!”

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