Search continues for elderly man with Alzheimer’s
December 24, 2013
By Peter Clark
NEW — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2013
Police still search for an elderly man who went missing over the weekend.
84-year-old Joseph H Douret, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, left the residence he shares with his wife to buy dinner at a nearby store. Douret has not returned to the home located near the intersection of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest and West Sunset Way.
Douret is a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 135 pounds with black and gray hair, and brown eyes. Douret was last seen wearing a gray jacket, black pants, and brown shoes.
Douret may be driving a green 1999 Chevrolet Malibu with Washington license plate 803-XDY. The vehicle has distinctive bumberstickers on the back, one of which reads “Adopt a pet” and there is a red bone which states “I love my pet.”
Issaquah police Commander Stan Conrad said the search is difficult since Douret has no traceable credit cards or cell phone.
“We’ve done about everything we can think of,” Conrad said. “The vehicle and the license plate are all in the system.”
He said reports had come in of sightings ranging as far away as Federal Way and CenturyLink Field.
“Normally he doesn’t go out of Issaquah,” Conrad said of Douret. “He just goes to get dinner a few times a week. That’s his routine and something went wrong on this trip.”
Conrad was surprised at the lack of reports, though understood how Douret might blend in with a crowd.
“He could be hiding in plain sight,” he said. “We’re just trying to get some help from the public and hopefully we can get him home for Christmas.”
Apart from his wife, Douret does not have any family in Washington State. Neither Douret’s wife in Issaquah nor the family from out of State was able to provide any other possible destination for Douret.
Conrad said to call 911 with a sighting report.
Questions can be directed to the on-duty patrol supervisor at 425-837-3200.