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Missing metro man with dementia found safe

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 21:19:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: Richard Hamm was located safe around 7:30 p.m.

PREVIOUS: The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an endangered SILVER Advisory for 63-year-old Richard Hamm Tuesday evening.

Hamm was on his way to a medical appointment in Kansas City, Missouri, but did not arrive. He was last seen at 7:55 a.m. at an apartment complex on Tracy Avenue in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on Tuesday.

He is 5-foot-6-inches tall and 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He wear glasses and has scars on his left eye, right hand, right wrist and right forearm.

Hamm is diagnosed with dementia and relies on supplemental oxygen, but did not take any oxygen tanks when he left.

A friend told law enforcement Hamm had made a suicidal statement.

The vehicle he was driving is a white 2012 Scion XB with Missouri plate CU3C6E. It may have been sighted westbound on Highway 116 in Braymer, Missouri, around noon, but that is not verified.

If you see Mr. Hamm or his vehicle, please call 911 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol - Lee's Summit division at 816-622-0800.