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Man With Dementia Missing from Care Facility

Adan Ward, aka Jack Garrett, 63, walked away from the Hayward Springs Care Center at 21863 Vallejo St. at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.


By Bay City News Service

 
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suffering from dementia who disappeared from a Hayward care facility Tuesday evening and may be headed to Berkeley, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Adan Ward, aka Jack Garrett, 63, walked away from the Hayward Springs Care Center at 21863 Vallejo St. at about 7 p.m., according to sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

Ward suffers from dementia and does not talk much, Nelson said. He is not carrying money, a cellphone or any BART or bus ticket. He has said he wants to go to Berkeley, but it is not clear why or where he would go.

He is described as a black man with graying black hair, with brown eyes standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 204 pounds.

He has no facial hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray jogging pants and a red baseball hat. He was also wearing a bracelet with his name on it.

He is not familiar with the surrounding area but does not have physical problems and is able to walk.

Anyone who has seen Ward has been asked to contact law enforcement so Ward can be returned safely to his care facility.


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