Update - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 3 p.m. - Willie Cheeks has been found, according to police.
Sgt. Chris Purvis, public information officer with the Hyattsville City Police Department, said that Cheeks was found by members of the Howard County Police Department earlier this morning in Burtonsville and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Purvis said that Cheeks disappeared from the Independence Court Nursing Home in Hyattsville, where he currently lives.
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The Hyattsville City Police Department is asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing 86-year-old man who suffers from dementia.
The man, named Willie Clarence Cheeks, stands about 6 feet tall, with brown eyes and grey hair. He was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 13 at about 6 p.m. in the 5800 block of Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville. He was wearing a red plaid shirt, with blue jeans and black boots.
Police distributed a photograph of Cheeks, but noted that he had recently shaved his beard.
According to the alert, Cheeks likes to take long walks.
Anyone with information about Mr. Cheek's whereabouts is asked to call the Hyattsville City Police Department at 301-985-5060, in reference to case number 13-0098.