Search underway for missing man with dementia

Clyde Ware, 83, of Brookfield, Mo., found dead after overnight search.

UPDATED: Friday 10:40 a.m.

We have learned from the Missouri State Highway Patrol that Clyde Ware has been found dead.


A north central Missouri man with dementia is missing, and a search is underway to find him.

The Sullivan County Sheriffâ??s Office told KTVO authorities and volunteers are looking for Clyde E. Ware, 83, of Brookfield.

He was last seen at 2:15 p.m. Thursday driving on Main Street in Winigan.

Ware is driving a 2003 Buick.

It's a 4-door car and is burgundy in color.

The car has a disabled license plate.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Ware may have been headed to the New Boston area via Highway 129.

Ware was last seen wearing blue overalls with a blue-checked flannel shirt, puffy beige jacket, brown shoes and a brown baseball cap.

Authorities said there is reason for concern about his whereabouts.

Those helping with the search told KTVO Ware is also diabetic, and he doesn't have his medications with him.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is helping in the search for Ware, and Adair and Linn counties have been alerted.

If you believe you have seen him, please call your local sheriff's office or the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office at (660) 265-3313.