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Missing Vulnerable Senior Alert: John Matthews

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2012 at 9:30 am 10 Comments

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From an email:

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has sent out an alert on a vulnerable senior who has been missing since last night (12.10) from the 1400 block of Oglethorpe Street, NW. John Matthews is described as an 88-year-old male, 5’9” in height, 155 pounds, with brown eyes, gray hair, and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing brown pants, a blue sweater, and a maroon vest. Mr. Mathews suffers from dementia and may be in need of his medication.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts may contact the COMMAND CENTER at 202 727-9099 or TEXT TIPS 50411.


  • utterlyanon

    So sad :( I hope he is found, or makes it home. I have watched people suffer through dementia, and it is the hardest thing in the world.

  • I hope he is found safe and sound.

  • Anonymous

    oh no. poor guy. anyone know anything?

  • Carrot

    I live down the street from him and saw him at 13th & Missouri yesterday around 1:30pm. I called MPD after I found out he was missing…hope he makes it home safely.

    • Marilyn Matthews

      Thank you Carrot! I am the daughter of the missing person. Did you get a dispatcher name or number? Did you call 911 to report it or did you use the number in the alert?

      • Carrot

        I called the number on the notice; didn’t get a dispatch number, but the officer said they would have the area canvassed.

      • Carrot

        Forgot to add that I think he was heading toward Georgia Ave…I don’t recall him turning on 13th.

  • Shannon

    Thank you all so much!!

    Carrot!! I just notified his daughter, my aunt!
    We will search this area!!

    Many thanks!!

    • Anonymous

      Good luck! Anything more that people can do?

  • Gina W.

    Back in the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s Johnnie use to hang around and handle business in the 14th & U st area. My Husband and an old friend of Johnnie also has dementia and when he went missing he was found in that area. Look around all the old haunts. You have my prayers.


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