Missing Vermont man with Alzheimer’s found safe

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 9:22 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 12:16 PM EDT
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WALTHAM, Vt. (WCAX) - A missing Alzheimer’s patient has been found safe almost 30 miles from where he disappeared.

Robert Companion, 70, was last seen Monday afternoon on South Middlebrook Road in his hometown of Waltham. Authorities launched a search but couldn’t find him.

Police say Companion turned up this morning in Burlington near Pearl and St. Paul Streets. They say this is not the first time this has happened.

“This is about the seventh time since September, I believe, that he has gone missing. Usually located in the Burlington areas where he has ties -- they’re very familiar up there with him,” said Vermont State Police Tpr. Jacqueline June.

Companion is doing well. He has a GPS tracker but it didn’t work because it wasn’t charged.

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