Police: Knoxville missing man found safe

Richard E. Gattis (source: Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department has found a missing man with dementia.

Richard E. Gattis, 65, was reported missing Tuesday from his home on Bellaire Avenue. His granddaughter said he was last seen Sunday just after midnight. Family says he has dementia and has wandered off before, but returned on his own a couple of days later.

Investigators and family members have looked in all locations Gattis is known to frequent, but have not found him. It is possible he is with someone family does not know. Gattis does not have a cell phone or vehicle.


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