Critical Missing Person Located Safe and Unharmed

September 19, 2016

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UPDATE: Critical Missing Person Located Safe and Unharmed

11:45 a.m.: Investigators with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are searching for John Paul Spicer, 86, of Waldorf who was reported missing this morning (9/19/2016).

Spicer, who has dementia and Alzheimer’s, was last seen on September 18, 2016, at about 4:00 p.m. when he left his house on Pompano Court in his 2005 beige/gray Toyota Camry with MD registration plates 8APT18.

Spicer is 5’9” and weighs about 150 lbs. He may be wearing a blue shirt, light colored pants, a brown belt and brown glasses.

He is known to frequent Our Lady of Help of Christians Church in Waldorf. The Maryland State Police have activated a Silver Alert in an effort to locate Spicer.

Anyone with information about John Paul Spicer’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1. Detective J. Riffle is investigating.


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5 Responses to Critical Missing Person Located Safe and Unharmed

  1. Steve on September 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I think MVA needs to step in here. Doctors should be made to notify the MVA when folks start showing signs of severe Dementia. My mom died with Alzheimers and Dementia. It’s a terrible thing to watch happen. We took her driving privileges away and sold the car when we saw her fading.

  2. AliceW on September 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It is a moot point when 80% of the drivers that are healthy are clueless on road makings, what a yield sign means and how to use it, stop signs or stop lights. Not to mention having a clue where their car is relative to the lane markings or even how to make a 90 degree turn.

  3. Anonymous on September 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I agree, it doesn’t sound like he should driving anymore.

  4. Crystal on September 19, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    In Virginia, when dementia is diagnosed, the license is suspended. I know from.when you grandfather was diagnosed. The doctor said he had to report it to the MVA, by law. It wasn’t easy, but necessary for all concerned.
    The family needs to step in, but that would probably mean someone would need to be responsible for taking him to the sore, doctors, etc

    • Crystal on September 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      *when MY grandfather*