Missing Wash. man may be in Douglas County

Missing Wash. man may be in Douglas County »Play Video

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- An elderly Seattle man suffering from dementia left his independent living facility last Tuesday. He was seen that day in Rice Hill, but hasn't been spotted since.

Sherman Davis, 79, last used his Visa card at the K&R drive-in in Rice Hill.

His daughters believe that he was heading to Ukiah, California, where he lived with his wife before she passed away.

Detective David Ogard from the Seattle Police Department told KPIC News that "It appears he was headed south," but adds that "if his mind started to play tricks on him, Davis could be anywhere."

His daughters are worried for Sherman's health and safety.

Cindy Davis said that it is hard on her to know he's out there somewhere and needing help. "Because we've seen him unfamiliar situations, and he gets so confused, and he's so vulnerable," she said.

They add that, when you first meet him, Davis seems incredibly lucid. "He has dementia, but he presents himself very, he comes off fine," said his daughter, Beth Lang.

Sherman is described as six feet tall, 185 pounds with gray hair.

He was driving a 2003 Silver Honda Odyssey minivan, with Washington license plate AEX0052.

If you see Davis, you're urged to call 911 immediately.