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Public’s Help Sought in Locating Missing Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 20, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

LYNNWOOD, WASH. - Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 74-year-old man with dementia who was last seen this morning at a Safeway in Lynnwood.   John Cole had left his home this morning and went to the grocery store at the 19700 block of Hwy 99.  Detectives believe he may try to return to his home in the Logan Rd/Damsen Rd neighborhood, or possibly travel to the Renton area.

Cole is an African American male, 6/1” and 190 lbs with gray hair.  He was last seen wearing black slacks, black dress shoes, a gray button-up shirt, and white windbreaker.

Anyone who has information about Cole or his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.